After being stomped at St. Bonaventure 70-55 Wednesday night, Saint Louis was probably itching to get home. When they made their way to the team bus, both the driver and bus were missing.
The Billikens driver, 56-year-old Linda Edmister, had driven the bus 40 miles away to Randolph, New York, where she was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated, according to New York State Police Trooper James O’Callaghan.
Edmister, of Gasport, New York, registered a 0.22 blood alcohol content, which is more than five times above the legal limit of 0.04 for New York drivers with commercial licenses. O’Callaghan said law enforcement officers are grateful because they know the outcome could have been much different, considering Edmister’s level of intoxication.
“With a vehicle that large and her intoxication level, we’re actually lucky nothing happened,” O’Callaghan said.
Edmister did not resist arrest before she was transported to a jail in Cattaraugus County, New York. She does not have any prior arrests, per O’Callaghan.
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