A school bus driver from Burlington County has been sentenced after she drove drunk while school children were on board. Carole Crockett of Shamong will now serve three years in state prison.
According to investigators connected with the case, Crockett’s blood alcohol level at the time of her arrest was three times that of the legal limit of .08.
Crockett pleaded guilty to driving drunk with Westampton Township Middle school students on board back in 2011.
After Crockett completes her prison term, her license will remain suspended for a period of seven months.
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