Florida: Pinellas school bus driver Dorothy Burse charged with DUI while operating with students on board

 

Bus driver Dorothy Burse denies she was under the influence of drugs. Florida Highway Patrol says she was driving under the influence of narcotics. Burse says she is only taking antibiotics and vitamins.

School bus driver with seven students on board arrested for DUI

From WFLA

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – A school bus driver was arrested for driving under the influence on Tuesday after a minor collision.

The Florida Highway Patrol said Dorothy Burse, of Largo, was driving the school bus westbound on 54th Avenue North.

The bus stopped at a red traffic signal at 66th Street North, when another vehicle traveling westbound crashed into the rear of the bus.

Seven middle school students from Lealman Innovative were on board at the time of the accident. They weren’t hurt.

Following the collision, the driver of the vehicle left the scene.

Troopers later arrested Burse for driving under the influence of a controlled substance and child neglect.

Pinellas County Sheriff Arrest Log

Dorothy Burse DUI arrest photo Pinellas County Sheriff Fla Highway Patrol 010417

BURSE, DOROTHY L  1704792 1/3/2017 7:02:50 PM FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL
Address City State Zip Code
2163 CORAL WAY LARGO FL 33771
Race Sex DOB Place of Birth Arrest Age
WHITE FEMALE 5/11/1960 FL 56
Eyes Hair Complexion Height Weight
BRO BLN LGT 509 210
Scars, Marks & Tattoos
Cell Location/Status Commissary Account Balance SPIN Booking Type
RELEASED – 1/5/2017 12:59 AM
SURETY BOND
$0.00 1172731 FELONY
Aliases
Charges
Charge Number: 1
Agency Report Number: FH17000811
Offense Description: DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE
Statute: 316.193(1)/M
Court Case Number: A6IK8LE-1
Bond Assessed:
Bond Amount Due:
Charge Status: RELEASED ON OWN RECOGNIZANCE
Arrest Type: TRAFFIC
OBTS: 5210023235
Charge Number: 2
Agency Report Number: FH17000811
Offense Description: NEGLECT OF A CHILD
Statute: 827.03(3)(B)/F
Court Case Number: 17-00097-CF-1
Bond Assessed: $5,000.00
Bond Amount Due: $0.00
Charge Status: BONDED OUT
Arrest Type: ON VIEW
OBTS: 5210023235

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