Bus Driver Charged with Several Crimes

Bus Driver Charged with Several Crimes

A St. Vrain Valley School District bus driver had charged levied against her last week. According to reports, the Boulder County District Attorney’s Office filed several felony charges against Elizabeth Burris in connection with a bus crash.

Last Monday, Burris was driving a bus carrying eight students. It was shortly after 4 p.m. when her bus veered off of the road, crashing and injuring five of the students. None of the injuries were serious or life threatening.

Burris has been charged with two counts of felony vehicular assault and two counts of child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury. She was also charged with six counts of misdemeanor child abuse and a single count of DUI. Burris did not comment when asked to do so by reporters before her court appearance on Thursday.

Burris was taken to the hospital where she failed a sobriety test following the accident. She told troopers that she was on approximately six different prescription medications at the time of the accident.

Burris was given a court date of December 28. It will be at that time that she will begin to defend herself against her charges. The names of the attorneys representing her have not been reported.  

Burris is no longer working as a bus driver for the school district. It was not immediately clear whether she had resigned on her own volition or if she had been terminated following the accident.

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