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Kirbyville bus driver gets DWI after crashing empty bus
A school bus driver from Kirbyville is out on bail tonight after police say she wrecked an empty school bus while driving intoxicated.
Troopers arrested 47-year-old Angel Tharp after an accident that left a school bus in a ditch on FM 1013.
The school bus had no children on it at the time of the accident.
The accident happened around 4 p.m. Tuesday. Tharp was taken by ambulance to Christus Hospital Jasper.
Once there, DPS troopers suspected that Tharp was intoxicated and had a blood sample taken.
After treatment at the hospital, troopers arrested Tharp for driving while intoxicated. She posted a $1,000 bond and was released.
The superintendent for Kirbyville schools confirms that Tharp has been released from her duties as a bus driver.