After Loss, Bus Driver Leaves Team Stranded

She's charged with driving drunk in Saint Louis University's bus
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 9, 2017 11:41 AM CST
After Losing Game, Team Loses Bus
Saint Louis' mascot is seen during a NCAA college basketball game in 2012.   (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

Members of Saint Louis University's men's basketball team probably thought their night couldn't get worse after a loss Wednesday at St. Bonaventure University in New York. Then they lost their bus. When the Billikens left the arena to head to the airport, they found their bus had disappeared with the driver, who was later located 40 miles away. Authorities say Linda Edmister, 56, had been driving with a 0.22 blood alcohol content. She was arrested without incident, though "with a vehicle that large and her intoxication level, we're actually lucky nothing happened," a police rep tells ESPN. After retrieving their belongings from the bus, the Billikens took another bus to the airport. (Read more drunk driving stories.)

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