Police: Woman who crashed into JCPS bus was drunk, speeding

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by Maggie Ruper

WHAS11.com

Posted on May 7, 2013 at 10:32 PM

Updated Tuesday, May 7 at 11:28 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- A Louisville woman was indicted Tuesday in connection with a traffic accident involving a Jefferson County Public Schools bus back in January.

Originally, the bus driver was reported at fault for turning in front of the car at Lower Brownsboro Road and Drescher Bridge Avenue, but an investigation revealed the driver of the car was speeding and drunk.

Sherry B. Neutz is facing 16 counts of wanton endangerment and one count of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicants.

An investigation of Neutz’s airbags revealed she was going 77 mph. The posted speed limit in the area is 35 mph. Police also said Neutz’s blood alcohol level was three times the legal limit.

“Impaired driving is not going to be accepted. The community has laws that are against that. When someone is three times the legal limit the investigators here at the traffic unit are going to use all of our resources to prosecute that case to the fullest,” Ronald Fey, LMPD, said.

Neutz was seriously injured in the accident and was hospitalized for a period of time. Three Chenoweth Elementary students also suffered minor injuries when Neutz car collided with their bus.

 

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