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Police: School bus driver drove drunk with students aboard

  • A school bus driver in New Jersey was arrested for a DUI and endangering kids
  • Police say Angel Colon, 54, showed signs of intoxication when they responded to the scene Wednesday
  • The driver had been involved in a road rage incident before he was arrested
  • Police smelled alcohol on Colon’s breath and noticed he was slurring his words
  • He has been jailed and charged with drunken driving and child endangerment 

Police say Angel Colon, 54, was arrested for a DUI and endangering children after a road rage incident on Wednesday morning

Authorities say a school bus driver was drunk with about 20 students aboard his vehicle when he was involved in a road rage incident.

Lakewood police say 54-year-old Angel Colon showed signs of intoxication when they responded to the scene Wednesday morning. 

Police were called to the area of Chestnut Street and Vermont Avenue about the alarming incident that involved the vehicle Colon was operating and another.

Officers Christopher DiBiase and Ralph Hatt came to assist Daniel Brooks when Hatt said he smelled alcohol on Colon’s breath, according to Patch.com.

Colon also had noticeably red eyes and was ‘slurring his speech,’ the officers said.

Colon was charged with drunken driving and child endangerment.

Police were called to the area of Chestnut Street and Vermont Avenue (pictured) about the alarming incident that involved the vehicle Colon was operating and another

Police were called to the area of Chestnut Street and Vermont Avenue (pictured) about the alarming incident that involved the vehicle Colon was operating and another

He has been booked to the Ocean County Jail in Toms River.

The bus driver is employed with a Lakewood-based service and was transporting students who attend a private school.

It wasn’t known Thursday if Colon has retained an attorney who could comment on the accusations. 

The bus company declined comment on the matter and wouldn’t say if Colon was still employed by the firm.

The bus driver is employed with a Lakewood-based service and was transporting students who attend a private school

The bus driver is employed with a Lakewood-based service and was transporting students who attend a private school



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