Bus driver cited for DUI no longer works for Alpine School District
SARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah — A bus driver who was cited for DUI earlier this week while she was pulled over in a bus with children inside no longer works for the Alpine School District.
David Stephenson of the Alpine School District confirmed Friday that 52-year-old Sherry Lund no longer works as a bus driver for the school district. Stephenson said he could not comment on any previous complaints about the driver the district may have received, as that would be a confidential personnel matter.
Lund was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon in Saratoga Springs while the bus was pulled over at Redwood Road and Pony Express Way. There were special education students of elementary school age on board.
“Officers made contact with the driver and noticed some impairment as well as the smell of alcohol, a strong smell of alcohol,” Owen Jackson of Saratoga Springs City said earlier in the week.
The woman was taken into custody and cited after she failed a field sobriety test.
“There was potential for greater danger with this as well as the students and other drivers on the road to be injured, and of course it’s fortunate that didn’t happen,” Jackson said earlier in the week.
At the time of the arrest, Stephenson said the district was disappointed by the driver’s actions.
“We’re deeply disappointed that something like this would happen,” he said. “We obviously have drug and alcohol policies in place and obviously this employee acted outside of those policies.”