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Winona County bus driver charged with 3-counts of 3rd degree DWI


LEWISTON, Minn. (KTTC) -- Karl Herber, 54, of Rollingstone, was charged with 3-counts of 3rd-degree DWI on Wednesday.  Authorities say Herber drove a school bus into a ditch on Fern Valley Drive in between Altura and Rollingstone before 5 p.m. on Tuesday.

Winona County deputies said Herber had a blood alcohol content of .09 when he crashed the Lewiston-Altura bus.  Five students between kindergarten and 5th grade were on board at the time, but no injuries were reported. 

"What we can do is assure our families that we're investigating the incident and any other issues--and we will address those," said Lewiston-Altura Superintendent, Jeff Apse.

According to the superintendent, more than 760-students attend Lewiston-Altura Public Schools and two-thirds of those students ride the bus. 

"One thing we just try and let people know is we can't read minds--please don't assume that we know these issues may exist, if you know of issues please let us know," said Apse.

Herber is due back in court in February.

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