- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 23, 2015

ARCADIA, Ind. (AP) - Court documents say a woman accused of driving a school bus while intoxicated in central Indiana told police she took painkillers and a muscle relaxant the night before.

Charges filed against Janet Shaw of Arcadia include eight felony counts of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, endangering a minor. Authorities say the Hamilton Heights School Corporation bus driven by Shaw went off the roadway Monday morning and hit a utility pole before continuing its route and picking up more students.

Seven students complained of pain and headaches and went to the nurse’s office. According to court documents, officers said Shaw’s speech was “thick and slow” and her eyes were “glassy.”

The district has said Shaw is suspended, and her firing would be recommended at the next school board meeting.

It wasn’t immediately clear if Shaw has an attorney.

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