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North Iowa School Bus Driver Sentenced for Drunk Driving on Duty

A former north Iowa school bus driver, who operated a school vehicle drunk with children on board, will serve 14 days in jail.

The sentence handed down in Cerro Gordo County District Court this week for 44-year-old Rebecca Spencer of Forest City also includes two years of supervised probation. Spencer pleaded guilty to OWI, second offense; and child endangerment after being arrested on March 12 while driving a Forest City School District van in Cerro Gordo County. Authorities say Spencer was pulled over for speeding with three young students in the vehicle.

Court records show Spencer’s breath test indicated a blood alcohol content of .244 percent, just over three times the legal limit.

She resigned as a Forest City school bus driver after her arrest.

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Mark Pitz

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