Bus driver arrested for DUI

December 12, 2015

school busCalifornia 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.

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Yet another reason why we set up carpools to bring our kids to school.

The lucky parents who’s kids take this bus are paying for the privilege of having a drunk drive their kids around. What qualifies Jaquida to be entrusted with the well being of one’s children? Because she could pass a driving test and is a minority. I don’t think so.

Not much going on in SLO county this weekend apparently…

Good, I pay a small fortune to live in a place where weekends are quite and peaceful.