Bus Driver Charged with Drinking on the Job

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Authorities have filed drunken driving charges against a western Michigan school bus driver they say had five beers at a bar, then left to pick up a load of students at a mall.
Coloma School District driver Jennifer Moore was arrested Friday and arraigned Monday in Portage.
In answer to the judge's question, the 47-year-old Coloma resident said she hadn't thought of herself as an alcoholic, but now isn't sure.
WWMT-TV reports people at Brann's Restaurant saw Moore pull in with her bus and start drinking.
The Herald-Palladium of St. Joseph says she then left to pick up 36 middle school honor students on a field trip. It says her blood alcohol level was 0.16 percent, twice the legal limit for driving in Michigan.
The district has fired Moore.

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  • by mike Location: lansing on Dec 14, 2010 at 11:44 AM
    Hi kim no i'am not a parent of one of these idiots and i don't smoke,but yes i do drink but not drive,and for the record i'am 64 but like i sais i have 3 schools around me i see how these kids act,and it's not good.Thanks.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 14, 2010 at 10:37 AM
    What was this woman thinking? It wouldn NEVER be OK to have a few drinks and pick up kids, not in a car and never in a school bus. What a total idiot!
  • by kim Location: charlotte on Dec 14, 2010 at 06:33 AM
    Well, Mr. drink and smoke to solve his problems, your probably a parent of one of these children that act like idiots.......I see your humor though!
  • by Editor Needed ASAP Location: WILX Website on Dec 14, 2010 at 12:45 AM
    "Witnesses called police after seeing drive drink before picking up students".
  • by Jason Location: Jackson on Dec 13, 2010 at 10:36 PM
    No frickin way!! How could a bus driver drink 5 beers and think it's totally OK to drive hauling all those kids?? What the hell is this world coming to?
  • by mike Location: lansing on Dec 13, 2010 at 07:54 PM
    the way the kids act now days i would more than 5 drinks maybe 10 and a gun.Not all but these kids show no respect.I'am going to catch a lot of flack on this but i live in the middle of 3 schools i see how these kids act i would drink to.Or smoke herb.
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