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Bruce Arnold Tweed

Bruce Arnold Tweed

FARGO — Authorities have charged a school bus driver who was arrested Feb. 18 with driving under the influence with children on board.

Bruce Arnold Tweed, 71, West Fargo, is charged with one felony count of reckless endangerment and one misdemeanor count of driving under the influence, according to documents filed in Cass County District Court.

According to court documents:

On Feb. 18 a Fargo police officer responded to the area of 52nd Avenue South and Interstate 29 for a report of a school bus swerving on the road.

The officer located the bus at Shanley High School and spoke with the driver, identified as Tweed.

Tweed mumbled as he spoke, his eyes were watery and there was an odor of alcohol, court records say.

There were about 10 to 12 minors on the bus. None of them were harmed.

Tweed submitted to a breath test and showed a blood-alcohol level of 0.12 percent, court records show.

The legal limit for commercial drivers is 0.04 percent.

Tweed was placed under arrest after completing tests conducted by the police officer.

Tweed is an employee of Valley Bus, a company contracted by JPII Catholic Schools for student transportation, according to a Feb. 19, police report.

John McLaughlin, Valley Bus general manager, previously told The Forum Tweed is no longer driving for the company, but his ultimate employment status will depend on the outcome of the case.

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