A 48-year-old school bus driver is facing charges of reckless endangerment and driving under the influence after a young student in Longview, Washington, called 911 to report that she was intoxicated, NBC News reports.
"She was drunk," the 5th grader told a 911 dispatcher. "She passed three red lights ... and there’s still kids on there."
The driver, Catherine Maccarone, was arrested after the call on Sept. 12.
U.S. & World
The day's top national and international news.
Longview police officers smelled "an obvious odor of intoxicants coming from Maccarone" before arresting her, police said in a statement. "There were no children on the bus at the time of the arrest, however Maccarone had recently completed two afternoon bus routes."
On Friday, Longview Public Schools said in a statement that Maccarone remains on administrative leave pending completion of an internal investigation.