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Intoxicated Brownstown Bus Driver Receives Suspended Sentence

Last updated on Friday, October 30, 2009

(BROWNSTOWN, IN) - A school bus driver who pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated has received a one-year suspended sentence in Jackson Circuit Court.

The bus driver was found to intoxicated while driving a group of New Albany High School cheerleaders aboard her bus.

63-year-old Sylvia Cooke of New Albany pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated.

Cooke was arrested in September of 2006 after the squad's cheer coach became concerned about her driving and asked her to pull off the road.

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