- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 20, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A Utah bus driver accused of driving under the influence of prescription drugs on an elementary school field trip is facing misdemeanor charges.

The charges filed Thursday say 39-year-old Lycia Martinez of Clearfield had four bottles of medication with her when she was pulled over for driving erratically on a busy stretch of highway.

Martinez is facing one misdemeanor count of driving under the influence and one count of failure to stay in a lane.

She is scheduled in court March 16.

Police said 67 elementary school students and adult chaperones were in her bus when she was pulled over in Draper in October.

Her lawyer Bradley Schofield says he disputes the charges and she may have been suffering the effects of a recent migraine.



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