NJ school bus driver pleads guilty to drunk driving
MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. – 48-year-old Carole Crockett, a school bus driver in Burlington County, has pleaded guilty to driving under the influence with a BAC level more than three times the legal limit. She pleaded guilty on Monday.
In November 2011, Crockett drove a school bus in which 2 dozen Westampton Middle School students were seated and according to the investigators, she was driving with a BAC level of 0.25 percent. Investigators also said that some students were stuck at school because Crockett left before boarding was complete while other children got off at stops far from home because they were scared. Many scared students, afraid of Crockett’s erratic driving, called and texted their parents. Several parents then called school officials, who called the police to report.
The legal limit of BAC which is allowed for driving in New Jersey is 0.08 percent.
She nearly struck a jogger and a parked car. Other than that, she vomited in her handbag said police.
Crockett was stopped near Holly Hills Elementary School where she had gone to pick up another group of students. She was employed by a private transportation company which was contracted by the district.
She is summoned to court in January for her sentencing.
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