KOKOMO, Ind. (WISH) - Police said a bus driver, who was driving while intoxicated, was arrested Saturday morning in Kokomo after she was driving erratically with a bus full of people.
Around 9 a.m., a Kokomo-Center Schools bus driver was transporting student-athletes and coaches to a sporting event when a coach suggested she pull over after she was driving poorly on U.S. 31.
The bus driver, Theresa Mast, 56, Kokomo, was taken to a hospital, where doctors determined her blood alcohol level was .20, according to police.
Mast was arrested and taken to the Howard County Criminal Justice Center on preliminary charges of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, a Class D felony, according to police.
The student-athletes and coaches were transferred to another bus and made it to their sporting event safely.
No one was injured during this incident and all parents were notified.
Mast was placed on unpaid leave pending a recommendation to the board of school trustees for termination, police said.
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