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Billings bus driver arrested on suspicion of DUI while taking kids to school

Billings bus driver arrested on suspicion of DUI while taking kids to school
Posted at 4:33 PM, Sep 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-17 18:33:04-04

A bus driver heading to Ben Steele Middle School Thursday is facing multiple felony charges after he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs while bringing students to school.

Keith Jones, 46, was arrested following reports around 8 a.m. of a First Student bus driving erratically and unsafe driving, according to a news release from Billings Police Lt. Brandon Wooley.

A Ben Steele school resource officer contacted the driver and started a DUI investigation, according to Wooley.

Wooley said Jones was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs and could face 28 counts of felony criminal endangerment for each student riding on the bus.

Prosecutors have not determined exact charges.

Jones is at Yellowstone County jail.