MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis-area school bus driver is accused of texting while driving and looking up jokes on her cellphone.
Thirty-nine-year-old Brenda Carsten is charged in Anoka County District Court with more than a dozen misdemeanor and gross-misdemeanor charges of child endangerment. Her first court appearance is June 6.READ MORE: Gay 90's Disputes Woman's Claim That She Was Nearly Kidnapped From Minneapolis Bar
Authorities say the charges stem from video and audio taken on the bus in Blaine on Feb. 6 showing Carsten driving erratically and children moving around the bus while it was on the road.READ MORE: Towns, Edwards Push Timberwolves To 100-98 Win Over Pacers
Carsten allegedly had both hands off the steering wheel and was looking up “your mama” jokes on her phone. At one point, authorities say she handed the cellphone to a student to read the jokes over the bus intercom.
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