Friday, November 11, 2011

New Jersey school bus driver arrested for DUI while picking up students

Police in Westampton arrested a Shamong woman Monday afternoon after she allegedly drove a school bus full of children around the township while drunk.

Carole Crockett, 46, faces 25 counts of driving under the influence with a minor, driving under the influence on school property, disorderly conduct, as well as 25 counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

Police were dispatched to the Spring Meadows development for a report of a bus driver who was swerving and falling asleep while behind the wheel after students called their parents on cell phones complaining of Crockett’s driving.

Parents called Westampton Middle School officials, who contacted police.

Officers searched the area and found the bus at Holly Hills School attempting to pick up more students.

Police arrived and arrested Crockett on the spot.

A breath sample Crockett submitted to resulted in a blood alcohol level of .25 percent.

Bail was set for Crockett at $10,000 for the disorderly conduct offense. Superior Court Judge Michael Haas set bail on the endangering charges at $75,000.

Crockett posted bail and was released with an upcoming court date of Nov. 17

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