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Traffic stop leads to drunk driving charges for bus driver

Being accused of operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol can be a stressful experience. With similar offenses, the allegations alone could disrupt one's life and cause irreparable harm to his or her reputation within the community. A bus driver in California is reportedly facing drunk driving charges after she was accused of being impaired while dropping students off after school.

According to reports, authorities say they started receiving complaints about the bus driver from various sources on a recent Friday afternoon. According to these complaints, several students had informed their parents and authorities that the woman was slurring her speech and asking odd questions. Police initiated an investigation into the reports and say they were able to locate the bus soon thereafter.

During a subsequent traffic stop, police say the woman appeared to be exhibiting numerous signs of impairment. They say that a subsequent evaluation determined her to be under the influence of alcohol. She was taken into custody and is now facing several charges in relation to the incident, including drunk driving and child endangerment.

Those who stand accused of drunk driving and wish to gain insight into how best to handle the situation could benefit from seeking guidance early in the process. By consulting with an attorney, a person in California could obtain much needed advice on what to expect from the process and how best to prepare for what comes next. This type of advice could be essential to helping a person prepare to pursue the most favorable outcome possible concerning his or her future during subsequent court proceedings.

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