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Bedford County school bus driver arrested for DUI, child endangerment

Kimberly Ricketts Mugshot
Kimberly Ricketts Mugshot(Bedford County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Oct. 14, 2021 at 4:04 PM EDT
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BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - A Bedford County Public Schools bus driver has been charged with felony child endangerment and driving while under the influence.

Kimberly Ricketts, 52 (earlier reported as 39) of Campbell County, is being held at the Blue Ridge Regional Jail on a $3,000 secured bond, according to the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office.

October 7, 2021, the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office got a call from a parent regarding her child’s bus driver, Ricketts, acting “suspicious” during the morning elementary school route, according to the sheriff’s office. She drove a school bus and her personal vehicle that morning, but it’s not clear in which vehicle the parent saw her.

An investigation was launched by the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, Department of Social Services and Bedford County Public Schools, leading to the arrest.

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