PHILADELPHIA – A New Jersey bus driver has been charged with drunken driving after a middle school student texted home with "Mommy I think our bus driver is drunk she's not driving right."
Westampton police Sgt. Stephen Ent says Carole Crockett had a blood-alcohol level of 0.25 percent, five times the legal limit for operating a commercial vehicle.
Some of the 25 students on the bus called and texted their parents Tuesday afternoon to alert them. Twelve-year-old Dominic Rodrigues tells NBC Philadelphia that kids were yelling: "I don't want to die today!"
Parents called Westampton Middle School, which alerted police. Officers say they found Crockett at another school trying to pick up more students.
The 46-year-old Crockett didn't return a voice mail message Thursday. She was released on $85,000 bail.