- Associated Press - Thursday, May 12, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - The driver of a school bus that tipped on its side in Boulder County last year is scheduled to go on trial in September after pleading not guilty.

Elizabeth Burris entered her plea Thursday in Boulder District Court. She is charged with multiple counts, including two counts of child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury and DUI.

The former St. Vrain Valley School District driver was driving eight students when her bus tipped in a steep part of a canyon near Lyons on Dec. 7.

At the time, police said Burris told a state trooper she was on about six prescription drugs. However, Burris’ attorney told KUSA-TV (https://on9news.tv/1X4LW6b) Thursday that she was not impaired by any drugs then, calling the crash an “unfortunate accident.”

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