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Bus driver accused of driving drunk to plead not guilty

John Dahlheimer (Source: Sharonville Police Department) John Dahlheimer (Source: Sharonville Police Department)

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The case of a Northwest Local Schools bus driver accused of driving drunk will be in court Thursday. John Dahlheimer is expected to plead not guilty.

Dahlheimer, 61, was arrested last week after the school bus he was driving ran into two parked pick up trucks at Princeton High School. He had just dropped off 33 Colerain High School band students and four parents for a football game. Police say his blood-alcohol content was over five times the legal limit for a commercial driver and officers found an open bottle of Jagermeister and prescription pills in the bus.

Dahlheimer's attorney, Mike Allen, told FOX19 that they will enter a written plea of not guilty during Dahlheimer's arraignment for OVI at the Hamilton County Courthouse on Thursday.

Dahlheimer will be arraigned on child endangering and open container charges next Thursday, Oct. 28.  If permitted, Allen says he will enter a written plea of not guilty on those charges, as well.


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