Police: Bus driver showed signs of impairment after crash

September 16, 2022 GMT

ELDERSBURG, Md. (AP) — A Maryland school bus driver was arrested after state police said she showed signs of impairment at the scene of a crash Thursday afternoon.

Maryland State Police troopers were called to state Route 32 in the Eldersburg area around 2:15 p.m. for a report of a crash involving a school bus, officials said in a news release. Troopers’ investigation found that the bus was traveling southbound when, for unknown reasons, the bus went off the road and hit multiple telephone poles, police said. No students were aboard the bus when the crash occurred.

As troopers spoke to the driver, they observed signs of impairment and she was arrested, police said. Charges are pending results of a blood analysis.

The road was closed until late Thursday while the electric lines were repaired.