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Oklahoma Bus Driver Arrested for DWI

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Lauren Fernandez2 years ago

An Oklahoma woman was arrested for drinking Jell-O shots while driving a commercial bus.

About the Commercial Bus Driver's Arrest

Tammy Jones, 53, was arrested on Saturday, July 25 for violating state traffic laws when she consumed alcohol while driving a commercial shuttle bus in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, reports Reuters.

The arrest came in response to a complaint that the bus operator was driving while impaired after she drank Jell-O shots offered to her by bus passengers. Jones had a blood alcohol level of 0.07 upon arrest, exceeding the 0.06-0.07 percent limit allowed in Oklahoma for motor vehicle drivers.

Jones was employed by Eagle Bluff Resort in Tahlequah, tasked with shuttling resort guests to the Illinois River, and was fired after the incident. Her lawyer was not available for comment.

Impaired Driving Statistics

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that in 2010, over 1.4 million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics.
  • Alcohol-related crashes cost $59 billion annually.
  • According to the CDC, almost 30 people die every day in the United States in motor vehicle crashes that involve and alcohol-impaired driver. That means one death every 51 minutes.
  • The CDC reports that in 2013, 10,076 people were killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes.


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