1,000 Texts While Driving School Bus: Cops

Surveillance video led police to arrest the bus driver.

By Bob Connors
|  Thursday, Mar 17, 2011  |  Updated 6:54 AM EDT
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Police say a surveillnance camera captured the school bus driver texting while driving.

Police say a surveillnance camera captured the school bus driver texting while driving.

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Police arrested a Trumbull school bus driver after they say she was caught on surveillance camera texting while driving the bus.

Evelyn Guzman, 47, turned herself in to Trumbull police Wednesday.

Between April 6, 2010 and May 15, 2010, Guzman sent and received 1,068 text messages while driving the bus full of school children, police said.

Detectives launched the investigation after the arrest of Guzman's daughter in May 2010. The daughter, Jennifer Davila, 24, was charged with assaulting a special needs student on her mother's school bus.  Davila worked as the bus monitor.

It was while investigators were reviewing surveillance video from the alleged assault that they realized Guzman had been texting while driving, according to police.

Guzman has been charged with risk of injury to a minor and reckless endangerment. She is free on $1,500 bond and will be in court March 25.

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