Cape Cod Bus Driver Says He Had Some Drinks, But Wasn’t Drunk
fter pleading not guilty to driving students while drunk, a bus driver apologized but said he wasn't intoxicated.
Sixty-two-year-old Everett Redmond Jr. of Brewster was arraigned Monday on drunken driving and child endangerment charges.
Police arrested him in a Burger King parking lot off Route 6 on Friday after a student on his bus called home on her cellphone to say he was driving erratically.
Redmond told reporters outside Barnstable District Court he had a couple of drinks with a sandwich on Friday, but wasn't drunk.
The Cape Cod Times reports a police report said Redmond told a trooper he ``had a really tough week, the kids got to me.'' Police said he told them he had four shots of vodka and an orange juice chaser.
A pretrial hearing is scheduled June 23. (Associated Press)