Driver Arrested For DWI after Colliding With School Bus

Modified: November 29, 2018 10:09am

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The Driver was more than 3-Times the Legal Limit; No Kids were injured


Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports 25-year-old Jennifer Sears of Lancaster was arrested for DWI following a crash on Sandridge Road in the Town of Alden on November 27.


Deputies responded to the scene around 3 P.M. yesterday for reports of a vehicle colliding with an Alden Central School District bus.  Sears failed multiple standard field sobriety tests administered by Deputies Davis and Kolmetz, and she registered a BAC level more than three times the legal limit.


Sears is charged with DWI and aggravated DWI – BAC.18 or more.  She was later released to a sober third party with appearance tickets.


There were five students on the bus at the time of the crash.  A school district nurse did respond to the scene, and no injuries were reported.  Alden School Resource Officer Deputy Piel also responded and assisted at the scene.