When officers stopped the school bus near the Bloomfield municipal complex this afternoon, they thought they were pulling over a careless driver who had just missed hitting another car.
But when they confronted the 62-year-old driver, what they found was “truly frightening,” Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura said.
Elizabeth Anaya, on her way to pick up a group of developmentally disabled children at the Sawlette Learning Center in Montclair, had a half-full can of Coors Light beer on the seat between her legs and an empty bottle of Bacardi rum in her jacket pocket, Fontoura said.
“It was most fortunate that our officers crossed paths with this individual,” Fontoura said. “While the driver was the only person on the bus at the time of her arrest, she was on her way to pick up children who suffer from autism.”The potential consequences of these children being on her bus are truly frightening,” he said…..MORE