Safety

Bus driver tests positive for cocaine after crash

Posted on March 8, 2012

CYPRESS, Texas — A former school bus driver for Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District tested positive for cocaine after she nearly crashed her bus into a house last month, the Cypress Creek Mirror reports.

Catherine Daffin, 47, was charged with child endangerment and could face more charges, according to police. A district spokesperson told the news source that Daffin was placed on leave immediately after the crash and has not worked for the district for several weeks.

Daffin lost control of a bus filled with elementary school students and hit two mailboxes, drove over a median and crashed into a tree. She claimed that the bus continued to accelerate and jumped a curb as she applied the brake, but an investigation found that mechanical errors did not contribute to the crash.

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Comments ( 1 )
  • Jayme Davis

     | about 5 years ago

    Unfortunately, this driver will most likely get off on the drug charge, had she been tested the day of the accident the charge would stick. (I don't know much about Texas law, but I would think you need proof the day of not the day after.)

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