A New York school bus driver was arrested on charges of Driving While Intoxicated after she crashed a bus with 35 students onboard, according to the Huffington Post. The driver, 56-year-old Mary Coletti, was transporting students from Lakeland School District to Walter Panas High School when she collided with a telephone pole at about 7 a.m. last Monday. A breath test determined Coletti’s blood alcohol level was 0.13%, and she was charged under “Leandra’s Law,” which automatically makes a first DWI offense a felony when a person under the age of 15 is within the vehicle. Coletti is being held in jail in lieu of a $1000 bond, and is scheduled to appear in court on May 18th.
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