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Bus driver had been cited before

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The driver who was involved in Wednesday's school bus crash in the West End has previous traffic citations.

Court documents show Natasha Graichen has had four previous citations - one for speeding, one for an improper turn, one for failure to make a complete stop and one for parking in a handicap spot.

She also had two citations for driving without a license that were dismissed.

All of the citations occurred from 1999 to 2001.

Graichen has been driving with the Petermann bus company since November 2007.  A company spokesperson says she is an excellent bus driver.

Graichen is currently on paid leave. She was cited for Wednesday's crash in which she clipped a parked car, then ran a stop sign after the students on the bus said the car's owner had a gun. The bus was hit by a pickup truck and flipped.

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