School bus driver crashes with 49 students on bus, arrested for DWI

Authorities responding to a school bus that crashed with 49 children on board. The bus driver was arrested on suspicion of a DWI. (Credit: Chisago County Sheriffs Office)  (Supplied)

A school bus driver with nearly 50 students on board was arrested Thursday morning for suspicion of a DWI, according to the Chisago County Sheriff’s Office. 

Authorities said they were notified around 8 a.m. of a Rush City Public School bus that went off the roadway on Game Avenue North. None of the 49 students on the bus sustained injuries from the crash

A sergeant with the sheriff’s office observed "signs of alcohol impairment" while interviewing the bus driver. The sheriff’s office said the 59-year-old driver was arrested for a DWI. The driver has not been officially charged at this time. 

The children were safely taken to school, according to the sheriff’s office. 

The incident remains under investigation.