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Police say drunk school bus driver had over 40 students on board


KCEN - A Central Texas school bus driver has been arrested after police say he was intoxicated as he drove a bus full of students Monday morning.

The incident occurred in the Rosebud-Lott Independent School District. The bus had 40-50 passengers ranging in age from elementary to high school.

One student aboard the bus texted her mother around 7 a.m. saying the bus driver was driving recklessly.  The mother contacted police who then stopped the bus in Rosebud. The driver, Ralph Ucciferro, was given a breathalyzer test and was found to be over the legal limit.

The driver was taken to the Fall County hospital where he submitted to a blood test.  He was then booked into Falls County Jail and charged with driving while intoxicated with a child 15 years old or younger, a state jail felony.

A second driver was called in to deliver the students to school.

No students were hurt during the incident.

Rosebud-Lott superintendent Anthony Price says the driver has been with the district for at least 15 years and will face disciplinary actions, most likely termination.

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