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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The driver of a vehicle that allegedly struck the side of a JCPS school bus in January was allegedly under the influence of alcohol or another intoxicant at the time of the crash.
A grand jury has indicted Sherry B. Neutz on a charge of operating a vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants (first offense), and on 16 counts of wanton endangerment.
The indictment, released Tuesday afternoon, says Neutz collided with the bus on January 7, 2013.
WDRB News reports that day said the bus from Chenoweth Elementary School turned in front of Neutz's Ford Focus at Brownsboro Road and Drescher Bridge Ave. in the Clifton neighborhood. Neutz's car wedged under the side of the bus, and firefighters had to extricate her from the vehicle. Police at the scene said she suffered life-threatening injuries.
Police had said about 15 students and the driver were aboard the bus. Parents of three students had taken them to local hospitals as a precaution.
Neutz's case has been assigned to a circuit court for an initial hearing. The time and date of her arraignment was not available late Tuesday.