Anderson Hollins with East Irondequoit Central School District pleads not guilty to operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Police say his blood alcohol test results were above the legal limit for driving.
Christy Gilpatrick of Rhode Island crashes into the bus while driving allegedly under the influence of alcohol, causing the bus to veer off the road and land in the woods. Several students and adults on board were injured.
State Sen. Carl Marcellino is honored for supporting safe student transportation and sponsoring a bill on pre-employment and random drug and alcohol testing of school bus drivers, which recently became law.
Numerous 911 calls report a New Hampshire motorist passing a school bus that is unloading students. Joseph Demaio is arrested for allegedly passing the bus while impaired.
The law requires all school bus drivers to be included in the sample pool for random tests. Drivers also can’t assume duty within eight hours of consuming alcohol, an increase from six hours.
Beth Walters pleads not guilty to operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. An investigation allegedly showed she was impaired by alcohol on March 27.
The two bills would require all school bus drivers, including those who drive smaller buses and are exempted under federal law, to be included in the sample pool for random tests and undergo pre-employment testing.
Wayne Edward Murphy allegedly takes nearly twice the prescribed dosage of anti-anxiety medication before he crashes into a school bus in Wisconsin. The crash injures 20 people aboard.
The Alabama sophomore notices erratic driving, and has the driver keep the bus turned off after she pulls over. The driver is charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and reckless endangerment.
The New York Association for Pupil Transportation supports the legislation, which responds to instances of school bus driver DUIs.
Karen Kawa of Illinois is about to pick up students when a special-needs assistant notices that she is acting unusual. A blood alcohol test allegedly shows Kawa has a level of 0.231.
State troopers respond after two motorists call 911 to report erratic driving behavior by a school bus driver.
Carole Etheridge of Georgia is arrested and charged with one count of DUI and 16 counts of endangering a child for each student aboard the bus under the age of 14.