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DeRidder School Bus Driver Arrested For DWI

LAKE CHARLES, La.(KPLC)- DeRidder Police say that they have arrested a school bus driver for DWI and child endangerment this morning, August 27, 2019.

According to Deputy Chief Christopher Rudy, police received a 911 call from a 15-year-old student at 7:00 a.m. saying that their bus driver was swerving and running stop signs.

Police then received a second call from the mother of another student who had texted her saying the bus driver had been running stop signs and been running into ditches.

At 7:16 a.m. police say they found the bus at a DeRidder school and conducted an investigation, identifying the bus driver as Tammy Gibson, 60, of DeRidder.

During their investigation officers say they arrested Gibson for DWI with Child Endangerment.

Gibson was transported to the DeRidder Police Department for additional tests.

Beauregard Parish School Superintendent, Tim Cooley, was notified of the incident and says that all the children from the bus were safely delivered to their schools.