LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — A former Longview school bus driver accused of driving students while intoxicated on Sept. 12 was ordered to complete five years of court-ordered counseling and serve five years of probation.
If Catherine Maccarone violates the terms of the court order, she would be found guilty without a trial under the terms of a deferred prosecution order approved Wednesday.
Longview police arrested Maccarone on suspicion of DUI and two counts of reckless endangerment after a 10-year-old student called 911 to report that the bus driver had run three red lights and smelled of alcohol.
A person is only allowed one deferred prosecution in a lifetime.
48-year-old Maccarone resigned from her job as a bus driver on Sept. 25.