A bus driver in Pennsylvania is facing a
drunk driving charge and a bevy of other charges after apparently admitting to law enforcement
that she had been driving under the influence. The incident took place
after the driver took children back to the school instead of their homes.
After she took the children back, it was suspected that drunk driving
was an issue.
This took place after school and the driver admitted to eating raisins
soaked in gin before operating the bus. She defended her actions by saying
that they helped relieve her headaches. In addition to the drunk driving
charges, the woman also faces reckless driving charges. Witness accounts
on the bus from the children claim that the driver was acting erratically,
using bad language and not following the proper bus route.
When the Pennsylvania woman finally took the children back to school, she
admitted to eating the alcohol soaked raisins but denied that she had
consumed other alcohol. It is not clear what her job standing will be
at this point. She may consider looking into criminal defense options
because of the serious nature of drunk driving while transporting children.
If the woman chooses to fight these drunk driving charges, a complete evaluation
of the entire situation may be the best way to determine all options.
She can decide her optimal course of action for her particular case. While
it may seem like there is an ample amount of evidence against her, it
is important to remember that the defendant can call into question any
witness accounts or physical evidence brought by the prosecution.
Source: ABC 13,
PA school bus driver charged with DUI admits eating gin raisins, No author, March 22, 2014