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Woman charged with drunken driving in weekend bus crash

December 3, 2018
Christy Gilpatrick, of Warren, R.I. stands with her court appointed attorney Fiore Porreca, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, in Taunton District Court in Taunton, Mass., during her arraignment. Gilpatrick, who police say was drunk when she was involved in a crash with a school bus full of adults and children returning from a Roman Catholic shrine's Christmas light display has been released on bail. Not guilty pleas to charges including drunken driving were entered on behalf of Gilpatrick. (Mike Gay/The Daily Gazette via AP, Pool)

TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) — A Rhode Island woman police say was drunk when she was involved in a crash with a school bus full of adults and children returning from a Roman Catholic shrine’s Christmas light display has been released on $2,500 bail.

Not guilty pleas to charges including drunken driving were entered on behalf of 27-year-old Christy Gilpatrick, of Warren, Rhode Island, at her arraignment in Taunton on Monday.

Police say about two dozen people were hospitalized after the crash in Berkley, Massachusetts at about 9:45 p.m. Saturday. Most had minor injuries but at least two people suffered serious injuries. They were returning to Tiverton, Rhode Island, after a visit to La Salette Shrine in Attleboro.

Gilpatrick’s attorney said his client was “very cooperative” after the crash and even helped evacuate the bus.

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