School bus driver pleads guilty to DUI

A Cache County School District bus driver arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol in January has pleaded guilty in court this week. 57-year old Tamra M. Gustaveson entered the plea Monday before Judge Clint Judkins. As part of the plea agreement a misdemeanor charge of carrying a fire arm while intoxicated was dismissed. In the January incident Gustaveson had just dropped off a load of school children at South Cache Junior High School in Hyrum when she claimed she was cut off on main street by another driver. She and the driver got into a dispute in a parking lot and county sheriff deputies were called to the scene. Lt. Chad Jensen said when deputies arrived and interviewed both parties they detected the smell of alcohol on Gustaveson and conducted a field sobriety test, which she failed. Deputies searched the school bus and found a handgun which belonged to Gustaveson. Jensen said although she did have a concealed weapons permit it’s against the law to carry while under the influence. Sentencing is set for June 6.

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