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New Jersey Elementary School Bus Driver Busted for Driving While Intoxicated

Berkeley Township Police and Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer say a school bus driver is charged with driving while intoxicated

What to Know

  • An elementary school bus driver in New Jersey has been arrested and charged with intoxicated driving.
  • Anthony Rodriguez, 64, was reportedly acting in an unusual manner at work at Clara B. Worth Elementary School in Ocean County on Thursday.
  • He is being held in Ocean County Jail pending a detention hearing.

Authorities have charged a New Jersey school bus driver with driving while intoxicated and child endangerment.

Staff at the Clara B. Worth Elementary School in Berkeley Township called police after they said 64-year-old Anthony Rodriguez was acting erratically on Thursday afternoon. His bus was taken off its route and about 30 students were transferred to another bus.

The Ocean County prosecutor says Rodriguez was arrested and refused to take a breath test. A judge approved a warrant for a blood sample and results are pending.

Rodriguez is held in the county jail pending a detention hearing. It's not known if he has hired a lawyer.

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