It’s never a good idea to drink and drive. Doing so while children are in the vehicle as well can be especially dangerous. A person should never be tempted to get behind the wheel while intoxicated. They are risking not only their own life but the lives of everyone in the vehicle with them and those that they share the road with.
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NBC New York reported on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, that a Long Island bus driver is now in serious trouble after she chose to ignore that advice. That bus driver is currently facing two counts of DUI after she caused two accidents when driving a group of Scouts and staff in Suffolk County.
According to a statement issued by a Riverhead Town Police Department spokesperson, the driver has been identified as 61-year-old Diane Jurgens of Long Island.
Officials say that Jergens was transporting a group of Scouts and staff members to Bating Hollow Scout Camp when she became involved in two separate accidents with the bus. Both incidents occurred on Sound Avenue near Oak Hills.
Officers were called to the second crash scene, where they found Jurgens behaving in a possibly altered state of consciousness that is consistent with intoxication by alcohol or drugs.