Police: Woman charged with DUI after striking 12-year-old girl attempting to board school bus in Bensalem

Bensalem police say a woman has been charged with driving under the influence after striking a 12-year-old girl attempting to board a school bus last month.

The incident occurred around 7:30 a.m. Monday, Jan.6 at the intersection of Bensalem Boulevard and Timber Lane in Bensalem.

Kathleen Wesley (Bensalem Police)

According to police, Kathleen Wesley, of Croydon, failed to stop for the red stop signals on the bus. 

Investigators say a test of her blood also revealed that she was under the influence at the time of the crash. 


11-year-old girl struck by driver while attempting to board school bus in Bensalem

Wesley has been charged with aggravated assault while DUI, recklessly endangering another person and related charges. 

The girl is being treated for numerous injuries and remains in the hospital.

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