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Police: Drunk bus driver busted with 5 students on board

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A Massachusetts bus driver is facing charges after police say he was arrested for drunken driving while multiple students were on board the bus he was operating.

State police say they received a call at about 6:20 p.m. Friday from a concerned mother.

She said that her daughter was on board a bus coming from Cape Cod Regional Technical High School in Harwich and that she would be getting off the bus at the next stop because she felt the driver was operating in an unsafe manner.

State police issued a “be on the lookout” for the bus, and a trooper located the it in a Burger King parking lot on Route 6 westbound.

Trooper Seth Peterson stopped the bus, which still had five student passengers on board, before it could reenter Route 6.

The driver, identified as Everett W. Redmond Jr., of Brewster, was charged with OUI (second offense) and child endangerment while operating a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor, according to a police report.

Redmond was transported the to the state police barracks in Yarmouth for booking.

The Barnstable Police assisted in contacting the bus company to make arrangements to transport the five remaining children home.

Barnstable officers remained at the scene until another bus driver arrived and the children departed the location.

Redmond is scheduled to be arraigned at Barnstable District Court Monday at 9 a.m.

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