Troubling moment elementary children scream with fear as their & # 39; drunk & # 39; school bus driver & # 39; three red lights jump while screaming & # 39; I'm crazy. I'm completely crazy & # 39;
- Driver Catherine L. Maccarone, 48, was arrested for driving under the influence
- Authorities said they had completed two bus routes, with up to 90 children on board
- Student, 10, called 911 to report Maccarone who wobbled & # 39; and lit lights
- Call audio revealed young boy who said he could see her eyes & # 39; she was drunk & # 39;
- A shocking video was released in which the children scream in fear on the bus
- Maccarone can also be heard in video that tells the children: & I'm crazy. I'm completely crazy
Catherine L. Maccarone (photo), 48, was arrested after a 10-year-old student called Longview Public Schools on September 12, 911 to report her for drunk driving
Shocking video shows the moment when several students from Washington state scream in fear because their & # 39; drunk & # 39; bus driver behaved erratic and reportedly drove through three red lights.
Catherine L. Maccarone, 48, was arrested after a 10-year-old student called Longview Public Schools on September 12, 911 to report her for drunk driving.
In the recently released images of a camera on the bus, the woman hears say: & I am crazy. I'm completely crazy. & # 39;
Moments later, the children scream with fear as they hit a hole in the road, bouncing out of their seats.
Maccarone was arrested earlier this month after the 10-year-old boy had called 911 and told the dispatchers that the driver wobbled & # 39; wobbled & # 39 ;.
The boy said to the coordinator: & # 39; The bus driver, Catherine, she was drunk because she was just, she passed three red lights. & # 39;
He then told the coordinator that he could see that she was intoxicated because she wobbled & # 39; and & # 39; her eyes, you can see, she was drunk & # 39 ;, so ABC.
When asked if he could smell anything about Maccarone, the boy replied: & # 39; Her mouth, her breath, smelled a little like alcohol. & # 39;
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In the recently released images of a camera on the bus, the woman hears say: & I am crazy. I'm completely crazy & # 39;
Moments later, the children scream in fright while the driver (photo) hits a pit in the road, causing them to bounce out of their seats
Longview police said officers were smoking an obvious odor of intoxicants from Maccarone and she was arrested.
They added: & # 39; There were no children on the bus at the time of the arrest, but Maccarone had recently completed two afternoon bus routes. & # 39;
Rick Parrish, school district communications coordinator, said up to 90 children were on the bus on September 12.
Upon interrogation, Maccarone allegedly told the police that she was angry about her divorce and was using anxiety and sleep medication, according to Daily news.
School officials said that Maccarone had worked as a bus driver for about a year and is now on leave. They made changes after the incident and bus drivers must now personally contact a coordinator before picking up keys
An officer breath test showed that Maccarone had a blood alcohol level of 0.096 percent, more than double the standard for driving a school bus.
The Longview School District said that Maccarone had worked as a bus driver for about a year and was now on leave.
They have already made changes after the incident and drivers must now personally contact a dispatcher before they collect keys.
She was arrested for driving under the influence and reckless danger.
After she was booked in prison, she placed a bond and must appear in court on October 15.
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