School bus drivers must be extremely careful behind the wheel as they are responsible for transporting children to and from school safely. If you are a school bus driver who has been charged or arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI), we can help. Our New Jersey DWI attorneys will scrutinize the details of your arrest and build an aggressive defense on your behalf.
A New Jersey school bus driver was recently charged with a DWI after an accident that injured eight students. The wreck took place in the morning while 28 students were on the bus. According to law enforcement, the bus driver was under the influence of prescription medication when she struck another bus from behind at a New Jersey school while she was dropping the children off. Put another way, the bus driver failed to stop in time and ended up hitting the back of the empty bus parked ahead of her. The driver was charged with DWI, DWI in a School Zone, DWI through a school crossing as well as DWI with a minor in the vehicle.
New Jersey has strict DWI laws. A person who is 21 year of age is considered to be driving while intoxicated if his or her blood alcohol content (BAC) is 0.08 percent or higher. Commercial drivers, including bus drivers, are considered to be legally intoxicated if they are operating their vehicle with a BAC of 0.04 percent. These commercial DWI laws are in place to discourage people from drinking even small amounts of alcohol before getting behind the wheel in an effort to reduce accidents on the road.