Sure, driving around some screaming kids all day may make you want to reach for the bottle, but wait until after your damn shift! That’s not what 48-year-old Catherine Maccarone allegedly did when she reported to her school bus driving job. Catherine turned that bus into a bar and the students became the bartender who had to listen to her go on about her shitty husband while running red lights and putting their lives in danger.
NBC News says that Catherine resigned from her job last week as a bus driver for the Longview School District in Longview, Washington after she got arrested and charged with driving under the influence as well as reckless endangerment.
In the video that was made public, you see a clearly, let’s say “distraught,” Catherine talking to herself about how her life is shit and her husband is a “son of a gun”. Things get messier once the students begin to board the bus and she starts telling them she’s “totally crazy”. She says in the video:
“You know why I do it? Because my marriage sucks and my husband is a son of a gun. And there’s nobody on this bus so yeah: he’s the son of a gun who… And I know I’m talking to my stupid camera but… technically if some stupid whatever happens, and you’re watching this… no I’m not crazy… I’m just a little emotional right now …Did I mention bus drivers need to be a little bit crazy? I AM crazy. I’m totally crazy, I am so fun crazy! Because I love life!”
Catherine also drives so erratically that the kids start screaming.
So Catherine got turned in by a fifth grader who dialed 911 and reported her “drunk” and said she’d driven through three red lights. Catherine is pulling a Roseanne and blaming it on the anti-anxiety and sleep medication she was taking. New York Daily News says that the kid said of Catherine:
“Her eyes, you could tell she was drunk. Her breath sort of smelled like alcohol.”
And police co-signed her wastedness saying they: “smelled an obvious odor of intoxicants coming from Maccarone.”
Yeah, she’s clearly turnt on something. She needs to collect her life because there’s obviously a lot going on with her “son of a gun” husband that she needs to deal with, but leave the kids out of it. Drunkenly driving a school bus: No. Drunkenly burning your husband’s clothes on your lawn: Yes.