APS bus driver arrested following report of road rage

Updated: 03/17/2014 10:38 PM | Created: 03/17/2014 5:04 PM
By: Steve Mieczkowski,

An APS bus driver was arrested by Albuquerque police after allegedly getting into a road rage incident with another motorist while students were on the bus.

According to BCSO deputies, several calls were received Monday afternoon about an incident that occurred near Bridge and La Vega between an APS bus filled with students and another motorist.

By the time deputies located the bus at Armijo and Lopez, the bus was empty.

The driver, who has been identified as 51-year-old Linda Barreto, admitted to deputies she had been involved in an altercation with another motorist and that were students on the bus at the time of the incident.

During the investigation, deputies discovered prescription pills in Barreto's possession that she did not have a prescription for.

Barreto was arrested and charged with with third degree child abuse and unlawful means of obtaining drugs. Deputies said additonal charges may be filed pending the outcome of the investigation.

Barreto works for the Herrera Bus Company. APS has asked Herrera to take Barreto off her routes. Calls to the company went unreturned.

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