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Paperwork Error Could Lessen Charges Against Bus Driver
Updated May 5, 2013 12:58 AM | Filed under: Network Indiana
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(BROWNSTOWN) - A paperwork error by a prosecutor may mean lesser charges against a school bus driver accused of being drunk while transporting 13 high school cheerleaders and their coach.

If a judge agrees at a hearing Thursday, the mistakes could reduce Sylvia Cooke's maximum possible sentence from three years to one year.

Cooke resigned from her job with the New Albany-Floyd County Schools following her arrest September 1st. A state trooper arrested Cooke at a gas station along Interstate 65 near Uniontown, about 40 miles north of Louisville, Kentucky.

Jackson County Prosecutor Richard Poynter says his predecessor, Steve Pierson, had made a mistake in writing up the felony charge.



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