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CanadaSchool bus driver could face child endangerment, impaired driving charges, police says

01:51  13 june  2019
01:51  13 june  2019 Source:   cbc.ca

STO bus driver faces impaired driving charges after riders call police

STO bus driver faces impaired driving charges after riders call police A city bus driver in Gatineau, Que., was arrested Wednesday after reports from his passengers that he was driving erratically in the east end. Gatineau police said bus riders called 911 at about 5 p.m. from Masson-Angers. The driver exhibited symptoms of intoxication when he was pulled over on rue des Laurentides, police said in a news release. He was arrested after refusing to give a breath sample and is expected to be charged. The unnamed accused has lost his licence for 90 days and will not be driving with Société de transport de l'Outaouais (STO) while the matter is being investigated, the STO said in an email.

A female school bus driver seen driving "erratically" through west Edmonton on Tuesday could face child endangerment and impaired driving charges, police say.

The woman has already had her licence suspended for 90 days.

Jasen Courtepatte said he was driving home on 67th Avenue near 199th Street when he saw the bus careen over a curb, knock over a street sign and weave in and out of lanes.

"I thought it was a medical episode going on," he said.

About 20 children were on the bus, police said. There were no injuries.

Courtepatte said he called police, then followed the bus to Kim Hung School near Glastonbury Boulevard and Granville Link.

Georgetown woman charged with impaired driving after head-on crash with police car

Georgetown woman charged with impaired driving after head-on crash with police car A woman is facing impaired driving charges after she allegedly drove head-on into a parked police cruiser and attempted to flee the scene. No one was injured in the crash on Highway 7, between Trafalgar Road and Main Street North in Georgetown, which happened shortly before 4 a.m., according to Staff Sgt. Paul Davies, spokesperson for Halton Regional Police. Georgetown, northwest of Toronto, is a community in the town of Halton Hills. The driver, a 24-year-old Georgetown, Ont. woman, is facing two impaired driving charges.

"But she didn't stop [there]," he said. "She kept going, and then she picked up kids and took off again."

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'Amazing that nobody got hurt'

Courtepatte said he followed the bus into the Hamptons neighbourhood.

"There's kids everywhere walking on the streets," he said. "You know, it's just amazing that nobody got hurt, because she was weaving. She was on the left hand side of the road."

Edmonton police said they pulled the bus over at 3:41 p.m. near Hemingway Road and 57th Avenue.

Courtepatte said he saw officers conduct a field sobriety test on the driver.

Another bus was dispatched to take the children home, police said.

The driver has been released on a "promise to appear." Her court date is set for July 24.

This is second incident involving a school bus in Edmonton in the span of four weeks.

In May, 11 students and a driver were taken to hospital after a school bus crashed into a wall on Whitemud Drive.

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