Bus driver accused of DUI waives hearing

Pictured: A driver's license photo of Christine Rogers released by police.

September 20, 2010 8:19:01 AM PDT
A bus driver accused of DUI while transporting a student waived her preliminary hearing.

Christine Rogers, 48, was in court on Monday morning in Media, Pa.

Rogers was arrested in June, when someone saw her Wallingford-Swarthmore school district bus moving erratically on the Blue Route near Route 3.

Police say she had a blood alcohol level of .374. The legal limit for a bus driver is .02.

Police say when they pulled Rogers over, they detected a strong odor of alcohol. Rogers then failed several field-sobriety tests.

Officers say Rogers also had vodka with her.

Rogers was fired. She had been a bus driver for the district for 10 years.

A 16-year-old boy on the bus was not hurt.

District officials say they do perform random testing and Rogers had never tested positive before.


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