A 36-year-old woman, who is also a school bus driver, is facing charges after she was involved in a crash. She allegedly was unable to pass the field sobriety test. She was arrested and charged with DUI, then later released from a Connecticut county jail on a $5,000 bond.
According to authorities, the events unfolded following an accident between the bus driver and a van. The woman allegedly rear-ended a van that was stopped at a red light. Authorities arrived on the scene and administered a field sobriety test to the woman and she failed. In spite of the test results, the woman claimed that she might have had side effects from medication she was taking, but denied that she had been drinking.
Fortunately, no one involved in the accident was injured. She is scheduled to appear in court later this month. The school district has been informed of the school bus driver's arrest, along with the parents. No attorney for the woman has been reported in this case.
Driving under the influence in Connecticut or anywhere else is never excusable and in many cases, it puts other lives in jeopardy. Needless to say, prosecutors will need to deliver substantial proof that the woman was drinking at the time of the crash in order to secure a conviction for DUI. She is entitled to retain a defense attorney and fight for the best possible outcome in her case and be heard in front of a fair and impartial jury in a court of law.
Source: Connecticut Post, School bus driver charged with DUI after crash, No author, Sept. 18, 2013