Desiree Abrams, a California school bus driver, was arrested for allegedly driving drunk.
Many children on the bus contacted both the police and their parents to report their concern that she seemed to be driving under the influence of alcohol.
Desiree Abrams Arrested for Child Endangerment After Allegedly Driving School Bus While Drunk
Students claim that Abrams was speaking loudly, acting appropriate with students on the bus, and that she smelled of alcohol.
Authorities soon arrested driver Desiree Ann Abrams and charged her with child endangerment.
Students told California Highway Patrol that their driver smelled like she had been drinking and was speaking in a loud and inappropriate manner towards them.
Officers quickly located the bus and Desiree was pulled over. All students had already been safely dropped at their homes and a DUI evaluation was performed.
The Paradise Unified School District confirmed the arrest in a statement.
“A Paradise Unified School District bus driver was arrested on 11-15-19. District Administration was present at the scene and confirmed that students were safe and secure.”
‘We are grateful for the prompt response of both the Butte County Sheriff’s Office and the California Highway Patrol as well as the courageous actions of students and families. As always, student safety remains our top priority. Resources will be made available for students that may need additional support,” the statement continued.
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