Police: NJ school bus driver faces DUI charge, 42 counts of child endangerment

Gonzalez faces 42 counts of endangering the welfare of a child, driving under the influence and leaving the scene of a crime.

News 12 Staff

Nov 6, 2022, 11:26 AM

Updated 620 days ago

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Police say a New Jersey school bus driver is facing several charges for driving students while drunk.
Juan Gonzalez, of Paterson, was driving children to Passaic County Vocational and Technical Schools in Wayne.
He allegedly hit a parked car with his school bus in Woodland Park and kept going just before 9 a.m. Friday.
No injuries were reported in the incident.
Gonzalez faces 42 counts of endangering the welfare of a child, driving under the influence and leaving the scene of a crime.
Passaic County Vocational and Technical Schools said in a statement:
"PCTVS does not operate its own busing services. Busing is coordinated by the local school districts who send students to PCTVS and/or licensed professional contractors. PCTVS contacted the relevant busing company and sending district to reiterate our high expectations of maintaining student safety. Please contact the building principal with any related questions and/or concerns."


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