SPRINGBORO, Ohio (WDTN) – A former Springboro school bus driver admits to drinking the night before she was arrested for commercial OVI while driving kids to school.
2 NEWS Investigates first told you Callahan will be judged by a different standard than other drivers and now the police dash cam video shines light on what happened.
Sherry Callahan, 52 was arrested in December and faces several charges including an OVI and child endangerment.
Police dash cam video captures her talking to police about drinking beer hours before she drove kids to school.
It appears Springboro school bus driver sherry Callahan can’t keep her balance while taking a field sobriety test caught by a police dash cam.
This happens after an officer gets a report of a drunken school bus driver
Officer: “Do you know what this is about?”
Callahan: “you said I ran someone off the road.”
Officer: “that’s what they are saying.”
Callahan: “No, no.”
The officer said he smelled alcohol on Callahan while they talked outside the bus..
A bus that had three kids on board.
During the questioning Callahan admits to drinking the night before.
Callahan: “It was beer. Yeah. Old Milwaukee, Old Milwaukee’s Best Light”
Callahan tells the officer she had about seven beers starting nearly 13 hours before she began her shift.
The officer then asks her to do a breath test.
This Springboro police report says Callahan blew a .05, which means she could legally drive a car, but not a bus.
Ohio law said anyone operating a commercial vehicle can’t have a blood alcohol level over .04.
Officer: “You haven’t had anything to drink today since you’ve been on the bus?”
Callahan: “No. Just Diet Pepsi.”
Callahan is arrested, but continually tells police she has never been in trouble before.
Callahan: “I don’t drink and drive. I’ve never drank and drive.”
Callahan’s attorney has entered a plea of not guilty.
2 NEWS Investigates spoke with him Monday.
He said they’re not saying much until the investigation is complete, but indicated they would like the initial 9-1-1 call investigated.
They believe the call was fraudulent and made by someone who has an agenda against Callahan.
Callahan has resigned from her position as school bus driver for Springboro schools.
She will be back in court January 29th.