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School Bus Driver Charged With DUI After Crash In Bucks County

BENSALEM, Pa. (CBS) – A former bus driver in Bensalem (Bucks County) is now facing drunk driving charges after she was involved in an accident while driving the bus last month.

Bensalem police have charged 45-year-old Kim Townsend with driving under the influence, reckless endangerment, and child endangerment.

Police say Townsend, of the 4800 block of Cypress Avenue, had a blood alcohol level more than twice the legal limit when she struck another vehicle on June 15th at the intersection of Street and Knights Roads (see related story).

There were no children on the bus at the time, but police believe she had just dropped off some students in that area.

Bail for Townsend was set at $150,000.

Reported by Brad Segall, KYW Newsradio 1060

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  • Zzbar

    No sympathy for drunk drivers. Sock-it-to-her, take that driver license away for good.

  • sammysamples

    Would hope that they also can the person who hired her. Obviously not a good judge of character.

  • Mama

    Anyone driving drunk should lose their license. No ifs, ands, or buts. Why do the rest of us have to be victimized by these criminals over and over?

  • Jim Wilmer

    The woman was 45 yrs. old! If you need to drown your troubles; take off! The bus weighs 15 ton. Not only a danger to the kids on the bus, but to anyone in her way!

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