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Published February 03, 2011, 08:58 AM

West Fargo Bus Driver Arrested on Suspicion of DUI

West Fargo School District officials said Thursday that a bus driver arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence had passed all drug and alcohol and background checks before being hired.

By: Associated Press,

WEST FARGO, N.D. (AP) — West Fargo School District officials said Thursday that a bus driver arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence had passed all drug and alcohol and background checks before being hired.

West Fargo Police arrested 59-year-old Steve C. Sauer Wednesday afternoon after he drove an empty bus into a snow bank on the way to Aurora Elementary.

Sauer was driving for Valley Bus, which operates 12 of the district's 52 bus routes.

Valley Bus route manager Roger Peterson told the Forum that Sauer had been working about a week for the company and also worked for the company in 2009. In both cases, he said Sauer passed all required tests and physical examinations.

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