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Alcohol involved in school bus crash

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WEST BRANCH (KWWL) -

There are new details released following a bus accident with a semi in eastern Iowa as 19 students were on board.

Authorities say alcohol was involved.

The accident happened in May near the intersection of 310 Street and Delta Avenue in Cedar County.

Authorities say the driver of the West Branch bus, Amber Stubbs, hit the back of a semi.

The bus was extensively damaged, but there were only minor injuries reported.

The Cedar County Sheriff says Stubbs had alcohol in her system, but it wasn't enough to be ticketed.

Nineteen students were on board the bus last month, when Stubbs slammed into the back of a semi truck.

After the crash, Stubbs agreed to a field sobriety test and breath test where she blew a .034 BAC, but the legal limit for a driver operating a CDL vehicle is .04 BAC.

So, Stubbs was not cited for operating a vehicle while intoxicated, but she was cited for following too close.

Even though students had bumps and bruises, we reached out to the West Branch School District to see whether Stubbs is still employed, but we have not yet heard back.

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