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Lawyer Disputes Charges Against Ridgefield School Bus Driver

Former bus driver Kathleen Sweikert pleaded not guilty and is disputing charges against her of criminal attempted risk of injury to a minor. Sweikert was arrested on May 28 after leaving an empty alcohol bottle in a school bathroom.
Former bus driver Kathleen Sweikert pleaded not guilty and is disputing charges against her of criminal attempted risk of injury to a minor. Sweikert was arrested on May 28 after leaving an empty alcohol bottle in a school bathroom. Photo Credit: File

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. – Former First Student bus driver Kathleen Sweikert’s lawyer says she had not been drinking and was only throwing away trash when she left an empty alcohol bottle at a Ridgefield school, reports The Ridgefield Press .

As previously reported by The Daily Voice, Sweikert was arrested and charged with criminal attempted risk of injury to a minor May 28 after she left an empty 1.8-ounce alcohol bottle in a bathroom at Scotts Ridge Middle School after completing a bus run.

Ryan Henry of the Guendelsberger Law Offices says he and Sweikert have a pretrial conference scheduled for Aug. 15 to review the charges and hope to come to a resolution before trial, according to the report. He says she took and passed Breathalyzer after she was arrested, the Press reported.

To read the full interview in the Ridgefield Press with her lawyer about the charges, click here .

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