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Maine Bus Driver Charged With OUI While Driving HS Field Hockey Team: Police

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    Maine Bus Driver Charged With OUI While Driving HS Field Hockey Team: Police

    A Maine school bus driver is facing several charges after being pulled over for driving erratically with a team of high school field hockey players on board, according to police.

    The driver was bringing a team of Biddeford High School students back from a field hockey game Saturday night around 8 p.m. on Interstate 95 in Scarborough when a state trooper noticed the bus was speeding and not staying in one lane, Maine State Police said in a statement.

    When the trooper stopped the bus, he says he observed that the driver, 68-year-old Richard Tanguay of Biddeford, seemed to be impaired. He administered field sobriety tests and then brought Tanguay to a county jail for a breathalyzer and drug test.

    Tanguay was charged with allegedly operating under the influence of drugs and driving to endanger, police said. He was released on $500 bail and will appear in court in January.

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    Maine State Police say they notified Biddeford School District of the incident, but it is not yet clear what action the school may take.

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