Bus Driver Who Stranded Basketball Team Fired

ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. (AP) — The bus driver accused of leaving the Saint Louis University men’s basketball team stranded in western New York has been fired from her job.

A statement Thursday from Grand Tours says the company was “extremely disappointed and troubled” by the behavior of 56-year-old Linda Edmister.

State police say Edmister’s blood-alcohol content was 0.22 percent when she was arrested in a town about 40 miles from St. Bonaventure University, where Saint Louis played Wednesday night. The legal limit for commercial drivers is 0.04.

Edmister was supposed to drive the team to an airport.

The bus company also apologized to the team.

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