- Associated Press - Thursday, September 8, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - The driver of a school bus that tipped onto its side in Boulder County, injuring five students, has pleaded guilty to careless driving.

The Daily Camera reports (https://goo.gl/iRXdnR ) 40-year-old Elizabeth Burris entered her plea Wednesday, and prosecutors dropped 13 other charges against her.

The St. Vrain Valley School District bus was carrying eight students when it tipped in a steep part of a canyon near Lyons on Dec. 7. Investigators believe the bus went off the side of the highway and Burris overcorrected.

Five of the students suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Prosecutors say conflicting reports on Burris’ sobriety would have made it difficult to proceed with DUI and vehicular assault charges. Defense attorney Sarah Schielke says Burris was suffering from a migraine and fatigue but was not impaired.


Information from: Daily Camera, https://www.dailycamera.com/

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