N.J. school bus driver indicted on 25 counts of DWI
November 3, 2012By Marilyn S. D'Angelo
A Burlington County grand jury indicted a Westhampton, New Jersey school bus driver on Thursday. She was charged with endangering the welfare of children and 25 counts of driving while intoxicated with a minor as a passenger.
The Burlington County Times reports that Carole Crockett, 47, was driving a school bus full of children on Nov. 8, 2011. According to authorities, several of the children texted and called their parents, saying that she was "swerving all over the road and falling asleep at the wheel."
Prosecutors say that Crockett left several students stranded, leaving the stops before picking them up. Students told authorities that she almost hit a jogger and vomited into her handbag.
Crockett is currently free on an $85,000 bail.
The children who reported her actions were honored by the school district and township officials.