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Bus driver charged with DUI with 56 students on board

When a parent allows a child to ride a bus to a school function, the parent is putting his or her child's safety into the hands of the bus driver. These parents expect that their children will make it to the event and back home safely. One group of 56 students were able to make it back home safely; however, their charter bus driver was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and several other charges.

The Christ Presbyterian Academy students were heading to the game that was being held in Cookeville at Tennessee Technological University. The students made it to their destination but had to return home via Putnam County district school buses.

The 56-year-old bus driver, who was employed by Wise Coaches out of Nashville, failed a sobriety test prior to being arrested. Alcohol was found in the bus.

He is now facing criminal charges for possession of alcohol in a motor coach (open container), DUI and reckless endangerment of 56 students. He has since been fired from his position with Wise Coaches after the company completed an investigation. His next court appearance is Jan.8.

Anyone who is facing a DUI charge, including those who have other charges pending in the same case, should work on his or her defense right away. Determining the options that you have for your defense is one of the first things you have to do. If you are facing multiple charges in the same case, you have to determine which defense option addresses all the charges at hand since you can't leave some charges unanswered.

Source: Johnson City Press, "Tennessee bus driver arrested on DUI charges after driving students," Dec. 07, 2015

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