NJ School Bus Driver Hit With Historic 25-Count DUI Charge
Carole Crockett (HANDOUT)
1:34 p.m. PST, November 10, 2011
According to authorities in Westampton, 46-year-old Carole Crockett was driving the children to school Monday when she began swerving in traffic and dozing off behind the wheel.
Concerned students used their cell phones to call parents who then called officials at Westampton Middle School who ultimately alerted authorities, officials said.
When officers caught up with Crockett a short time later, she was in the middle of picking up even more children.
She was immediately placed into custody, police said. A breathalyzer determined that Crockett's blood alcohol level at the time was a startling 0.25 percent - more than three times the legal limit.
Crockett was charged with a historic 25 counts of driving under the influence with a minor, 25 counts of endangering the welfare of a child and a single count each of driving under the influence on school property and disorderly conduct.
The counts Crockett faces are reportedly the most ever filed against one person under the charge in the state of New Jersey.
She was released after posting $85,000 bail. Crockett is due back in court Nov. 17.