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School bus driver allegedly drove drunk, caused head-on crash

Macedon, N.Y. - According to Macedon police, a Sodus woman was under the influence when she drove head on into the path of another car on route 350 Wednesday night.

Julynn Criscuolo, 45, is a school bus driver for Wayne Central. Earlier that day, her supervisor reportedly suspected her of driving a school bus drunk after dropping off students.

Times of Wayne County, a 13WHAM news partner, reports that Criscuolo was administered a blood alcohol test at a contracted BOCES company in Canandaigua Wednesday.

The test revealed Criscuolos blood alcohol level was .172% - more than twice the legal limit.

A few hours later, shortly before 6:30 p.m, Criscuolo was allegedly behind the wheel in the crash on route 350.

According to an emergency crew on scene, it took almost an hour to extract the two woman drivers from their vehicles.

The other driver, Candace Aldrich who is 64 and lives in Farmington, suffered serious injuries, including a broken leg and a partially detached foot.

Aldrich was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital where she remains in stable condition.

Criscuolo was treated for minor injuries and taken to Wayne County Jail on $50,000 bail.

She is facing multiple charges. Police say recovered an open wine bottle from her vehicle and said prescription drugs were also a factor in the crash.

She will appear in Macedon Town Court on November 26.

The Times reports that the actions of Criscuolos work supervisors are under scrutiny for not calling police.

The Wayne County District Attorney has asked state police to investigate. You can read more in Saturday's Times of Wayne County.

 
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