Bus driver that left Saint Louis basketball team behind arrested for DWI
Things are going from bad to worse for the Billikens
Saint Louis' first season under new coach Travis Ford has not gone well. However for as much as the team has struggled, there have been some bright spots. Including a pair of two-game winning streaks that stretched into Wednesday night. Had Saint Louis won on Wednesday, it would have been the team's longest streak of the season.
That didn't happen. Instead, St. Bonaventure bounced back from a crushing overtime loss to VCU to defeat Saint Louis 70-55 and dropped the Billikens to 8-16.
But the night would get worse.
The Billikens got hit with a doozy after the loss: Their team bus driver apparently left without them.
This is true. The bus driver left without the team and is on the loose. This is a first in 26 yrs of broadcasting. https://t.co/iZSY9mUfs1— Earl Austin Jr. (@earlaustinjr) February 9, 2017
So yeah, a loss compounded with your bus driver taking off without you. Not the best way to spend a Wednesday night in New York.
But from a New York State Police statement on Thursday, we learned why the bus driver decided to jet off early. She wasn't in the right state of mind, and was later arrested on a .22% BAC.
On February 8, 2017 at 10:47 p.m., Troopers arrested Linda L. Edmister, 56 of Gasport, NY, for Driving While Intoxicated-Commercial Motor Vehicle.
On February 8, 2017 at 10:47 p.m., Troopers responded to St. Bonaventure University for a missing Grand Tour bus for the Saint Louis University Basketball Team. Troopers were able to locate the Grand Tour bus using GPS on an item on the bus. The bus was located and stopped thirty-five miles from St. Bonaventure University by Troopers on Main Street in the Town of Randolph, N.Y. During the investigation Edmister was issued SFST in which she failed. Edmister was arrested and transported back to SP Olean and processed. Edmister had a .22% BAC.
Edmister was the driver who took the team to St. Bonaventure University originally and was going to provide transportation after the game.
The Saint Louis basketball team was able to get another bus and continue to the next University.
Edmister was given appearance tickets for the Town of Randolph court for a later date in February 2017.
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