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Special Needs Driver Accused Of Driving Drunk On Job

Posted by wlpo on September 16, 2010

A woman in charge of busing special needs children around for the Ottawa Elementary School District is charged with aggravated DUI.

52 year old Jan Butler of Ottawa was indicted this week on the drunken driving charge.  She was arrested May 20th after investigators say the school SUV she was driving overshot a driveway and backed into a car.  Butler had three special needs student in the SUV at the time.  Police say her blood alcohol level was nearly three times the legal limit.

Butler is currently out of jail but La Salle County State’s Attorney Brian Towne says his office has filed a motion to increase her bond amount.

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