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Tennessee school bus drivers accused of DUI, falling asleep

March 1, 2018

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee school district has suspended two bus drivers accused of placing students in danger.

The Johnson City Press reports that 68-year-old Lanty Ross Lindley told police he had fallen asleep at the wheel when he crashed into a tree Tuesday, injuring five students, while 49-year-old Jackie Adams was charged with driving under the influence during her Wednesday morning route. Twenty-three students were aboard her bus at the time.

Washington County Schools Special Projects Manager Jarrod Adams says neither has been disciplined in the past. He says the two drivers will be suspended without pay while police investigate.

Lindley is charged with failure to exercise due care.

It’s unclear whether they have lawyers.

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Information from: Johnson City Press, http://www.johnsoncitypress.com

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