A former Pennsbury High School student who won a $14 million lawsuit against her school district after she was run over by a bus and lost a leg, has been placed on probation for drug use and possession.
Ashley Zauflik, 22, received one year’s probation Tuesday after she was driving while under the influence of marijuana. Zauflik will be allowed to complete two substance abuse programs that will allow her record to be cleared if she also completes her probation and community service and does not commit any subsequent crimes.
In addition to the probation, Zauflik had her driver’s license suspended for 60 days and was ordered to pay court costs.
“Ashley is doing very well,” said her DUI lawyer, William Goldman.
Zauflik was arrested twice in April for driving under the influence and possession of marijuana. In 2007, she underwent over 25 surgeries for the bus accident and, according to her DUI attorney, “was self-medicating.”
Due to the fact that she was a first time DUI offender, Zauflik was able to qualify for the programs that will clear her record. She also had luck on her side because the incidents did not involve violence.
Anyone who has been arrested for driving under the influence or for possession of drugs and/or alcohol should contact a DUI defense lawyer for help immediately. DUI attorneys work diligently to protect clients’ rights and will make sure proceedings resolve quickly and favorably.
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