Students safe after school bus driver arrested following erratic driving complaint

Edmonton police cruiser. Shaughn Butts / Postmedia, file

A 39-year-old woman driving a school bus was arrested and impaired driving charges are pending after a school bus filled with students was reportedly being driven “erratically” in the southwest of Edmonton, Edmonton police said on Tuesday.

Complainants to police at 3:25 p.m. said the bus was driven over a curb, knocked over a street sign, then stopped suddenly in the middle of the road in the Glastonbury Boulevard and Granville Link area near Kim Hung Elementary School at 1950 Glastonbury Blvd.

None of the approximately 20 elementary-aged public school students aboard were injured. Edmonton police stopped the bus in the area of Hemingway Road and 57 Avenue at 3:41 p.m. Tuesday, police said in a news release.

The children were brought home safely by another bus that was immediately dispatched. Charges have not yet been laid.