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UPDATE: Tazewell Co. school bus driver's BAC was five times the legal limit

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Stephanie Lowe, 37, is arrested for DUI while operating a school bus in Tazewell County on Monday. Stephanie Lowe, 37, is arrested for DUI while operating a school bus in Tazewell County on Monday.
TAZEWELL COUNTY (WVVA) A woman is arrested Monday afternoon for driving a school bus while intoxicated.

Stephanie Lowe, 37, of Bluefield, Virginia is charged with DUI of a commercial vehicle and reckless endangerment of a child. She is expected to appear in Tazewell General District Court on Tuesday.

Officers pulled Lowe over in the Thompson Valley area. There were no children on the bus at the time of her arrest, but according to Sheriff Brian Hieatt, she was driving the school bus with children on it.

The complaint against Lowe was called in by a parent who also happens to be a police chief. Hieatt says they are still investigating the details of what she did prior to getting on the school bus.

Tazewell County Public Schools has acknowledged the arrest of one of its bus drivers. "The Sheriff's Office and Tazewell County Public Schools are working together to continue to investigate the incident. Both the Sheriff's Office and the school system will take the appropriate actions," according to a news release.

READ FULL STATEMENT FROM TAZEWELL COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Sgt. Steve Turner says a breathalyzer test administrated to Lowe yielded a .21 blood alcohol content. The legal limit for a commercial driver is .04 BAC.

"When we arrived on scene, Chief Pilkins with the Pocahontas Police Department was already on scene. He was the original caller. His children had just got off the bus and informed him that the driver may be intoxicated. I responded out there with Det. Holt and made contact with the driver." says Sgt Steve Turner.

http://www.wvva.com/story/27951171/2015/01/27/statement-from-tazewell-co-public-schools-on-dui-arrest-of-school-bus-driver

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