SPRINGBORO, Ohio – A Franklin, Ohio woman was arrested for driving a Springboro special needs school bus, with three children on board, under the influence of alcohol early Wednesday morning.
Calls came in to the Springboro Police Department at about 6:45 a.m. about Sherry Callahan, 52, by drivers who said she was driving erratically and almost forced them off of East Central and South Main streets.
Three children were found aboard the bus when officers pulled Callahan over near 275 W. Mill Street. After sobriety tests were performed, the Springboro school system was called and Ohio State Highway Patrol transported Callahan to Lebanon for further tests.
The district notified parents of the incident.
"Student safety is paramount," Superintendent Todd Petrey told WHIO in Dayton. "It is our number one concern. A productive learning environment begins with our students' safe transport to school. I want to assure our community that we take this morning's event very seriously and will do all we can to assure the safety of our students each and every day."
Petrey confirmed that Callahan is suspended from her duties as a school bus driver and that the district will take appropriate actions when the charges are dealt with.
Springboro police eventually processed Callahan and released her after she surrendered her driver's license, WHIO reported. She is set to appear before Magistrate Jeff Kirby at 530 on Dec. 30.