APPLETON - A school bus driver in Appleton was arrested Friday morning for allegedly drinking and driving.
The Appleton school district's superintendent says the arrest came after all students were dropped off.
Someone told police they noticed an empty bus parked at a Walgreens and allegedly saw the driver buy beer.
Officers arrived and say the driver failed field sobriety tests.
The 51-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of OWI, his first offense.
It's not known if the man drank before or during his route.
A teacher's aide was on the bus with about 20 students. She said she and didn't notice anything unusual.
Lamers Bus Lines suspended the driver.
In a news release, the company said it has a strong commitment to providing a safe and secure workplace. It goes on to say all employees are expected to report to work sober and remain that way.
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