Schoolbus Driver Charged with DUI

KB35Everyone accused of a crime deserves a fair hearing. It’s not just a saying — it’s a fact and it’s the law. No matter how the public might perceive a given activity, or what stigma is placed upon it, it is still innocent until proven guilty. A good attorney with the discretion and skill to handle whatever the prosecution can deliver is vital to making sure the rights of the defendant are protected.

A school bus driver has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol when there were more than a dozen children on the bus. They were on their way to a parochial school.

The 68-year-old driver picked up 15 students to take them to a Catholic school in Allison Park. Not much later, the bus was spotted driving erratically on Route 8, and a Hampton Township police officer intercepted the bus.

A statement from the officer stated the driver was impaired, with slurred speech, a smell of alcohol, and trouble remaining balanced. Furthermore, the driver failed a number of field sobriety tests. He was subsequently arrested and given blood alcohol tests.

When the lab results came back, the driver’s blood alcohol content was stated to be .138. The legal limit for most is .08, but the limit for a school bus driver is .02.

The bus driver will be charged with drunken driving and 15 counts of endangering the welfare of children.

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