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Shenendehowa bus driver sentenced for DWAI

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COLONIE, NY - The Shenendehowa school bus driver accused of driving a bus while under the influence was sentenced on Thursday.

Timothy Radliff, of Mechanicville, is accused of driving a school bus with students on it while under the influence of pain killers. The bus was spotted on Albany-Shaker Road in September 2010, hitting a mailbox. Radliff was on a pain killer Hydrocodone, which he had a prescription for.

Radliff pleaded guilty to "Driving While Ability Impaired by the Combined Influence of Drugs or Alcohol and any Drugs or Drugs," an Unclassified Misdemeanor.

Radliff faces three years of probations, six month license revocations, mandatory fines, and court surcharges.

As a condition of his guilty plea, he has to submit proof of resignation or retirement from the bus company where he had been employed at the time of this incident.  He also can not apply for any positions as a bus driver over the next three years. Radliff is mandated to attend a Victim Impact Panel and Drinking Driver Program.

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