A school bus driver was arrested in September for allegedly driving a bus full of student athletes when he was allegedly drunk. Now, a recent report says the man admitted to police that he had been drinking, and a witness reported hearing the driver admit to having vodka in a Gatorade bottle.
The man will now face 36 counts of child abuse, reckless endangerment and DUI. Police say that the man had a blood alcohol content that was more than twice the legal limit. A coach that was on the bus also said the man was straddling lanes and collided with a parked vehicle when they pulled into the parking lot at the school.
Sometimes traffic violations such as drunk driving can result in much more severe charges. Speaking with an experienced criminal defense attorney can help a person understand their rights and advise the person on what they should or should not say to authorities.
When a person is charged with severe crimes that could affect their career, a rigorous criminal defense might be needed. Sometimes people say or do things after their arrest that could make their case difficult. Having an experienced attorney can help a person understand the legal process.
If someone is convicted of a crime, they could face a lengthy sentence and a damaged reputation. An attorney can help a person appeal their conviction and work to restore their reputation. It is important that every person that is accused of wrongdoing has a chance at a fair trial.
Source: CBS News, “School bus driver charged with DUI, child abuse for trip with Colo. high school athletes,” Barry Leibowitz, Oct. 25, 2013