Video shows children screaming on the school bus driven by allegedly intoxicated driver
A school bus driver in Washington state was arrested for being drunk behind the wheel while driving the school bus full of children and will appear in court on October 15.
Hours of new released video from the bus shows children screaming as 48-year-old bus driver, Catherine L. Maccarone drives erratically. To some viewers this footage may seem too disturbing.
At some points in the video, Maccarone could be heard yelling and rambling incoherently, the video shows.
"I am crazy," she told students. "I'm totally crazy."
The male student called emergency dispatchers after he was dropped off, telling them that Maccarone drove through three red lights with students still on board. He described Maccarone as "wobbling" and said he could tell in "her eyes" that "she was drunk," according to the 911 call.
When police officers pulled the bus over, they "smelled an obvious odor of intoxicants coming from Maccarone," according to the police statement. She is charged with DUI (driving under the influence) and reckless endangerment.
Maccarone was first placed on paid leave while an investigation was launched.