Newly released video shows what happened on a Longview school bus when a driver who was allegedly drunk behind the wheel picked up and dropped off students.
Catherine L. Maccarone, who has resigned as a Longview Public Schools bus driver, is seen on video yelling at students, sometimes cursing at them, rambling about her relationships and often just incoherently going on about nothing while she completed two bus routes with high school and elementary students.
Maccarone, 48, faces charges of DUI and two counts of reckless endangerment.She resigned from her position with Longview Public Schools on Thursday, Sept. 26.
The nearly two hours of video from Sept. 12, obtained by KGW with a public records request, shows Maccarone rambling with and without kids on board. Before she picks up high school students she is seen speaking directly into the camera, appearing to send a message to her bosses.
“You know why I'm doing it? Because my marriage sucks. My husband is a son of a gun and there's no one on this bus. Yeah, he's a son of a gun with a d in front...” Maccarone said.
Once students were on the bus, things weren’t much different. At one point, a student told Maccarone that another kid has told him she is crazy. She responded, “I am crazy. I’m totally crazy. I am so fun crazy because I love life.” She goes on to say that she’s not crazy because she has “graduated from college three times.”