School bus driver sentenced for DUI

5:39 PM, Dec 20, 2013   |    comments
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KUSA - An Adams 12 school bus driver was sentenced Friday to three years probation for driving a bus while intoxicated.

Burton Carpenter was driving 37 students and four adults from Mountain Range High School in Westminster when his bus hit a parked vehicle on Sept. 21. He was arrested with a blood-alcohol content of .213.

Carpenter was initially charged with DUI, 37 counts of child abuse, five counts of reckless endangerment, careless driving, failing to drive in a single lane and failing to stop a school bus at a railroad crossing.

He pleaded guilty Monday to one count of DUI and one count of knowing or reckless child abuse.

Carpenter was also ordered to enter an intensive alcohol abuse program and perform 100 hours of community service.

(KUSA-TV © 2013 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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