Catherine Maccarone is allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol when she runs three red lights with students on board. She faces several charges, including two counts of reckless endangerment.
The student from Konawa Public School District 67-1004 dies on the scene from multiple injuries after her school bus is hit head on by an alleged drunk driver.
Lori Ann Mankos of Pennsylvania was allegedly driving erratically, and then pulled into a gas station, gave the keys to the bus to an employee, and walked away.
Lisa Byrd faces charges related to child endangerment, impaired driving, and drug possession in connection with a school bus crash with 12 special-needs students aboard.
Lisa Byrd of New Jersey crashes a bus into a tree with a dozen students onboard, apparently while impaired. First responders use Narcan to revive her and she is arrested.
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.
Erik Richard Bonde is about to pick up students when police arrive to let him know his driver’s license is suspended. His blood alcohol test results are above the legal limit for driving, police say.
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.