A school bus driver was arrested after police say he was operating his bus while under the influence of alcohol.

According to New York State Police from Troop K, Milliam J. Mendez was transporting children home from school on December 9 when his bus was stopped. After an investigation and a field sobriety test were taken it was determined that Mendez had a blood alcohol level of .22%, which is almost three times the legal limit.

Mendez was transporting children from the Somers Intermediate School to the Town of Somers. The bus driver was arrested for DWI, and aggravated DWI under Leandra's Law. If found guilty, the law makes it an automatic felony on the first offense to drive drunk with a person age 15 or younger inside the vehicle

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