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Alberta school bus driver pleads guilty to impaired driving

Bus carrying 18 students struck a tree
By Canadian Press
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RED DEER, Alta. — A central Alberta woman who was behind the wheel of a school bus when it crashed with students on board has pleaded guilty to an impaired driving charge.

A Red Deer court heard that Shelly Kolodychuk, who is 42, provided breath samples to police that were over twice the legal blood-alcohol limit.

Last June the bus carrying 18 students between the ages of five and 12 years old struck a tree in a city neighbourhood.

No one was injured.

A container with alcohol was discovered on the bus following the crash.

Kolodychuk is to be sentenced on Nov. 6.

She pleaded guilty to one count of operating a motor vehicle with a blood-alcohol level over 80 milligrams.

Other charges including impaired operation of a motor vehicle, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and failing to remain at the scene of a collision are to be dropped.

(RDNewsNow)

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