Bus driver arrested for DUI
December 12, 2015
California Highway Patrol officers arrested a school bus driver for driving under the influence and child endangerment in Napa County on Friday. [Napa Valley Register]
At about 2:45 p.m., an officer responded to reports of a bus blocking Old Sonoma Road, north of Highway 12. The officer found the driver, 24-year-old Jaquida Parker, standing by the side of the road.
Parker had been in route from Harvest Middle School to Browns Valley Elementary with 28 children aboard the bus when she attempted to make a U-turn. The center of the bus then became stuck at the crown of the road with the back tires on a dirt driveway.
After smelling alcohol on Parker’s breath, officers administrated a field sobriety test, which Parker allegedly failed.
Parker was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and 28 counts of felony child endangerment.