Saturday, June 23, 2012
A black teen basketball star who piled three friends into her BMW before smashing head-on with a school bus sent texts about going on a "blunt cruise" - smoking marijuana while driving - before the crash
Monica Knight, 17, veered across the road to collide with the bus in March 2012, hospitalizing her three passengers, one of whom remains in a coma while another suffered a brain injury. Police found marijuana residue and eight prescription pills strewn throughout Knight's red BMW after it hit the bus - which had just dropped of students at a high school - in Kingston, Massachusetts. She also tested positive for cocaine after her court appearance. Knight faces charges of reckless operation of a motor vehicle, a marked lanes violation, failure to wear a seat belt and possession of a Class B substance. She had only had her license for four months, but was not supposed to have passengers, apart from family members, for the first six months.