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School bus driver arrested

Published Oct. 8, 2005

A Hernando County school bus driver was arrested Wednesday evening on a drunken driving charge in Pasco County. Mark Tallent, director of transportation for the school district, said Robert Amos White will be suspended. The superintendent will determine whether White, 67, of New Port Richey, will be paid during his suspension. Tallent said White had called in sick about 6 a.m. Thursday but did not mention the arrest, which Tallent learned of from a reporter. According to sheriff's records, White was traveling east on State Road 52 when deputies noticed his white Ford pickup truck cross the lane markers. When officials stopped White, they could smell alcohol on his breath and saw his eyes were glassy, records show. White failed three sobriety tests. His blood alcohol level was .121. The level at which a driver is presumed impaired is .08. White, of New Port Richey, has been employed by the Hernando school district since 1989. He drives Powell Middle School and Suncoast Elementary School pupils.


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