Bus driver bolts on Billikens, arrested for DWI in NY

It appears they located the bus by tracking the GPS of an iPad that was left on the bus.

ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. (AP) - The Saint Louis University men's basketball team lost a game and then their bus while playing in New York.

New York State Police say the Saint Louis Billikens walked out of the arena in St. Bonaventure following their 70-55 Wednesday night loss to the Bonnies, and their bus was gone.


State police say the bus driver, identified as 56-year-old Linda L. Edmister, had taken off.

While authorities searched for the bus, the players sat in the arena. The team posted pictures on Twitter and wrote, "Just chilling in the Reilly Center while we try to find our missing bus."


State police say the bus was stopped in Randolph, New York, about 35 miles from the arena. They say the driver was arrested and is facing a charge of driving while intoxicated.

A statement Thursday from Grand Tours says the company was "extremely disappointed and troubled" by the behavior of 56-year-old Linda Edmister.

State police say Edmister's blood-alcohol content was 0.22 percent when she was arrested in a town about 40 miles from St. Bonaventure University, where Saint Louis played Wednesday night. The legal limit for commercial drivers is 0.04.

Edmister was supposed to drive the team to an airport.

The bus company also apologized to the team.

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