Scott Michael Haas, who is accused of having drugs in his system when his car collided with a Parkland school bus in March, waived his preliminary hearing, WFMZ reports.
- POLICE & FIRE
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
An Orefield man waived his preliminary hearing Wednesdayon charges that he was driving under the influence when he collided with a Parkland School bus on March 1 in the 200 block of S. Cedar Crest Boulevard, according to WFMZ Channel 69. Scott Michael Haas of Blue Sky Drive allegedly had the prescription drugs methadone and lorazepam in his system at the time of the crash, according to reports. The Parkland bus, which was traveling south on Cedar Crest Boulevard near Cedar Crest College in South Whitehall, was carrying four student to Lehigh Valley Christian Academy in Salisbury Township. It toppled to its side in the crash. Haas, the bus driver and the students were taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. There were reportedly no …
The drivers and four Lehigh Valley Christian Academy students on the Parkland School bus were taken to a hospital after the crash but no one was seriously injured, officials said.
South Whitehall Police identified the school bus driver involved in this morning's crash on Cedar Crest Boulevard as William D. Bartholomew, of Breinigsville. Scott Michael Haas, of 3828 Maple Tree Lane, Slatington, was the driver of the white Audi A4 that was also involved, police said. The drivers and the students were taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. No one was seriously injured, officials said. Bartholomew was the driver of the Parkland school bus that was carrying four students to Lehigh Valley Christian Academy in Salisbury Township, police said. Police said Haas was traveling north on Cedar Crest Boulevard and, for a yet-to-be-determined reason, crossed into the southbound lane. The car struck the school bus, which was …