Jail: Bus driver in crash said she was on 6 medications

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LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — Investigators say the driver of a school bus that tipped onto its side in Boulder County, injuring five students, showed signs of drug impairment and told jail officials she was on about six prescription medications.

The Longmont Times-Call reports (http://goo.gl/ryS0uj ) 39-year-old Elizabeth Burris was arrested after Monday's crash on suspicion of driving under the influence. She appeared in court Tuesday and has posted $2,500 bail.

The St. Vrain Valley School District bus was carrying eight students when it tipped in a steep part of a canyon near Lyons. Investigators believe the bus went off the side of the highway and Burris overcorrected.

The Colorado State Patrol said two students suffered serious injuries and described the other injuries, including Burris', as minor.

Attempts to reach Burris for comment Tuesday were unsuccessful.


Information from: Daily Times-Call, http://timescall.com/

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