Police in Connecticut claim that a Bristol woman was under the influence when she got behind the wheel of a school bus carrying 20 middle school students on Aug. 27. The incident led to a DUI charge against the woman and the termination of her employment. Questions were raised when it was revealed that the woman had been charged with drunk driving 10 years ago, but lawmakers say that the rules regarding commercial driver's license holders were tightened in January 2014.
According to police, an officer noticed the school bus being driven erratically and then followed it to a middle school in Irving. Reports suggest that the driver of the bus performed poorly during field sobriety exercises. A subsequent toxicology test allegedly discovered the woman's blood alcohol content level to be approximately three times the .08 percent limit.