School bus driver arrested for DUI of medication


    A bus driver, 69-year-old Marvin Bell, was pulled over on I-72 East by Illinois State Police in Piatt County after reports of erratic driving. (Piatt County Police Department)

    A bus driver for Mahomet-Seymour School District is facing charges after an incident in Piatt County.

    The charges stem from a traffic stop on Tuesday.

    A bus driver, 69-year-old Marvin Bell, was pulled over on I-72 East by Illinois State Police in Piatt County after reports of erratic driving. The bus driver was traveling back to Mahomet from an athletic event.

    The Bell was later arrested and charged with DUI of medication and reckless endangerment of children.

    The entire Junior High Wrestling team and coaches were on board the bus at the time.

    Mahomet-Seymour School District wrote in a press release that they take the charges very seriously and will take appropriate action in the school district. "The safety of our children and staff is the top priority at all times."

    The district says Bell passed all required tests earlier in the school year.

    We'll bring you more information as it becomes available.


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