Minnesota bus driver arrested for drunken driving

August 25, 2022

CARLTON, Minn. – A charter bus driver is facing charges after he was arrested for driving drunk with 35 students aboard in northeastern Minnesota.

49-year-old Patrick Bullard of Cannon Falls is charged with DWI and drinking from an open bottle.

State troopers responded Sunday morning to complaints that the bus was driving erratically. Bullard’s blood alcohol was later found to be more than six times the limit to drive a bus.

The students ranged in age from 11 to 14. Two adult chaperones were onboard with them. They were headed to a camp in northern Minnesota as part of a YMCA group.