School Bus Driver Faces DUI Charge After Wreck

Central Texas authorities said a bus driver has been arrested on suspicion of driving drunk while children were onboard.

Leander Independent School District spokeswoman Veronica Sopher told KXAN-TV the bus was transporting kids home from River Ridge Elementary School Thursday. She said the female driver struck a curb and a tree branch that damaged the bus. Another vehicle was dispatched to take the kids home.

No injuries were reported.

A homeowner called the Travis County Sheriff's Office to report the driver ran over a brick mailbox.

Fifth grader Sasha Young said the driver was acting erratically and hit a fire hydrant, some trees and a cactus.

The Travis County Sheriff's Office said the driver was arrested Thursday. Her identity hasn't been released.

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