School bus driver reportedly drives drunk

School bus driver reportedly drives drunk

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TOWN OF WATERFORD — Authorities say a 38-year-old Burlington man was arrested after reportedly driving drunk when he drove a school bus carrying children in and out of a corn field on his daily route Tuesday afternoon.

The Racine County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call just after 2 p.m. Tuesday on a report that a school bus drove off the road into a cornfield and then came back out onto the road and continued driving in the 3200 block of Buena Park Road in the Town of Waterford.

Deputies reportedly caught up with the bus, owned by Waterford-based S&J Bus Services Inc., along Highway 11 near County Highway J in the Town of Burlington, noting the bus had pieces of corn stalks hanging from its undercarriage, the release said.

The man was arrested and issued citations for operating while intoxicated first offense with passengers 16 years or younger, hit-and-run accident causing property damage adjacent to a highway, failure to report an accident and unsafe lane deviation, according to a press release issued by the Racine County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday.

Four children were reportedly on board the bus at the time of the incident, and two were still on the bus and had yet to be dropped off at their stops by the time deputies pulled the bus over. There were no injuries, the release said.

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