School Bus Driver Accused of Drunk Driving

A Massachusetts school bus driver is accused of being drunk behind the wheel while driving the vehicle on school property.

Police in Sturbridge say 49-year-old Allison Silvestri was arrested Friday afternoon after first responders arrived to Tantasqua Junior High School for a reported medical issue.

When crews arrived, they found it wasn't a medical emergency, and officers arrested Silvestri for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol, according to police.

Children were not on the bus at the time when Silvestri was behind the wheel, police said.

The superintendent's office has been notified.

The town employs the school bus drivers, according to police.

Silvestri is in police custody pending bail, and she'll be arraigned Monday in Dudley District Court. 

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