Woman charged with drunk driving after colliding with a school bus northeast of Edmonton

A 31 year old woman has been charged with drunk driving after colliding with a school bus on the Buffalo Lake Métis Settlement last week.

Just before 9 a.m. on Jan. 20, Boyle RCMP were called to a collision on the settlement 175 kilometres northeast of Edmonton.

Police say a white Oldsmobile Aurora failed to stop at an intersection and hit the school bus, sending it spinning into the ditch.

There were eight students on board, all ranging in age from five to 11 years old. Of the eight, two were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Police said at the time that alcohol was believed to be a factor in the collision.

Daisy Ladouceur, of Buffalo Lake Métis Settlement, has been charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle, impaired operation of a motor vehicle with a concentration of alcohol in the blood exceeding 80 milligrams, and public mischief.

She was also issued four provincial traffic violation tickets, police said.

She is expected to appear in Boyle Provincial Court on March 22 at 10 a.m.