Newspaper article The Canadian Press

School Bus Driver Charged with Impaired Driving, No Injuries in Incident

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

School Bus Driver Charged with Impaired Driving, No Injuries in Incident

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School bus driver charged with impaired driving

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MARKHAM, Ont. - A school bus driver is facing impaired driving charges after a crash involving a school bus and a car in Markham, Ont.

York regional police say a school bus was carrying at least 20 students from a nearby high school when it crashed into a car at around 4 p.m. Tuesday, and kept bumping into it.

Police say no one was injured.

Officers arrested the bus driver after suspecting she was intoxicated.

A 54-year-old woman from Georgina, Ont., has been charged in connection with the incident with one count each of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and refusing to provide a breath sample.

Const. Andy Pattenden says police aren't seeing a reduction in impaired driving despite a number of awareness campaigns, but he says there is an increase in the number of people reporting suspected impaired driving to police. …

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