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Police: School Bus Driver Drunk, Crashes with Kids On Board

Updated: 01/29/2014 4:09 PM
Created: 01/29/2014 4:07 PM KAALtv.com

(ABC 6 NEWS) -- A Lewiston-Altura school bus driver is accused of being drunk when he crashed the bus into a tree with kids on board.

54-year-old Karl Herber is facing charges of 3rd degree The incident happened around 4:45 Tuesday afternoon. The Winona County Sheriff's Office says the Herber's bus crossed the center line and was facing on-coming traffic before it went into the ditch and hit a tree. Five children were on board at the time. Nobody was hurt.

Authorities say Herber's blood alcohol content at the time of the crash was .09. The legal limit for commercial drivers is .04.