Court appearance for Red Deer school bus driver charged with impaired driving

By rdnewsNOW staff
July 12, 2017 - 3:20pm

The case for a Red Deer school bus driver charged with impaired driving is due back in court July 26.

Shelly Joy Kolodychuk, 42, faces counts of impaired operation of motor vehicle, operating a motor vehicle over 80mg, dangerous operation of motor vehicle, and failing to remain at scene of a collision.

She made a brief appearance in Red Deer court on Wednesday.

It was on the afternoon of June 5 when a bus carrying 18 students from École Barrie Wilson School, between the ages of 5 and 12 years old, struck a tree in the Vanier Woods neighbourhood.

Red Deer RCMP say a witness who observed the collision called 911 after the bus collided with a tree and a sign, then continued to drive for a short distance before stopping. No one was injured in the collision.

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