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18 Dec 2019

Drunken bus driver jailed

A court has jailed a drunken bus driver who hit a teenager in Essex and then drove away with schoolchildren on board his vehicle.

Andrew Aldridge drank a bottle of alcohol before picking up pupils from two schools in Southend-on-Sea on Tuesday 26th February.

Andrew Aldridge
Andrew Aldridge
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The 49-year-old was driving up a hill when he struck the teen as he was crossing the road.

Basildon Crown Court jailed Aldridge for 18 months after he admitted dangerous driving and driving with excess alcohol.

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