A bus driver in Mount Prospect is counting her lucky stars recently, claims a New York Criminal Lawyer. A judge granted the bus driver 2 ½ years of probation instead of a jail sentence for her crimes in a DWI case. The DWI occurred last March when the driver failed a field sobriety test. Her blood alcohol limit tested to be .226, which is more than three times the legal limit allowed for anyone to be behind the wheel.
The bus driver was driving under the influence as she dropped off approximately 45 students to their houses after school one day. She admitted to drinking two vodka tonic drinks during her lunch hour, before driving the students home from school. The bus driver was then fired from her position as driver. The driver’s supervisor was also fired for failure to report an incident.
There was a call made to the school district that alerted the supervisor that drinking might have been taking place during the lunch hour. The supervisor did not notify police, which the school says violated their policy. According to the New York Criminal Lawyer, the supervisor and the bus driver were fired for their conduct. The bus driver was charged with a DWI, and ordered 2 ½ years of probation, along with 480 hours of community service, attend alcohol counseling and pay a fine to the city. There is no word on if the supervisor faced any charges related to the incident besides losing their job.
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