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Salem woman charged after crash with school bus

A South Harrison Community School Corp. bus, carrying the Corydon Central varsity volleyball team Thursday night, was involved in a crash on its way home from sectional competition in Brownstown.
The bus driver, Annette Albin, said she was traveling south on S.R. 135 near Morgan Elementary School when she observed a vehicle in the northbound lane drive into the southbound lane, according to a report compiled by officer Daniel Evans of the Harrison County Sheriff’s Dept.
Albin told police she tried to swerve to miss the vehicle, a 2017 gray Chevrolet pick-up truck driven by Jessica Bierly, 29, of Salem, but was unable to avoid the collision.
The crash, at about 10:25, caused front-end damage to the bus as well as to the pickup, both on the left side of the vehicles.
None of the 23 passengers on the bus or its driver was injured, according to the crash report.
Bierly also was checked by Emergency Medical Services and was reportedly OK other than a scratch on her left leg.
A Breathalyzer test was given to Bierly, which returned a 0.16 alcohol-concentration reading, twice the legal limit of 0.08. She was later charged with operating a vehicle with an ACE to 0.15 or more, operating while intoxicated endangering a person and operating a vehicle while intoxicated, all misdemeanors.
Bierly bonded out of jail with $600 cash Monday.
An initial hearing is scheduled to take place Dec. 3 at 2 p.m. in Harrison Superior Court.