Driver Arrested for DWI After Colliding with Occupied Alden School Bus.
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 Klometz, 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.