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School bus driver accepts plea deal for drunk driving charge

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Former school bus driver Kent Quillia has accepted a plea deal for charges related to drunk driving.

The Hartford man was accused of drinking while driving a bus full of children with special needs.

Quillia has agreed to not drive a commercial vehicle of any sort for the next two years as part of the plea deal.

The 59-year-old pleaded guilty to charges of gross negligent operation and reckless endangerment after his supervisors discovered he was sipping whiskey from a Mountain Dew bottle while driving a bus with students to an event in Bethel.

The original drunk driving charge has been dismissed. Quillia will not do any jail time, but he will serve 30 days on a Corrections Department work crew.

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