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NJ student texts home: "Mommy I think our bus driver is drunk"

NJ student texts mom: "Mommy I think our bus driver is drunk"
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(CBS/AP) WESTAMPTON, NJ - Police in New Jersey have charged bus driver Carole Crockett with drunken driving after a middle school student texted home with "Mommy I think our bus driver is drunk she's not driving right."

Westampton police Sgt. Stephen Ent says Crockett had a blood-alcohol level of 0.25 percent which is five times the legal limit for operating a commercial vehicle.

Some of the 25 students on the bus called and texted their parents Tuesday afternoon to alert them. Twelve-year-old Dominic Rodrigues tells NBC Philadelphia that kids were yelling: "I don't want to die today!"

Parents called Westampton Middle School, which alerted police. Officers say they found Crockett at another school trying to pick up more students.

The 46-year-old was released on $85,000 bail.

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