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Franklin Co. school bus driver arrested for DWI, blows .10

A Franklin County Schools bus driver was arrested Thursday morning on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol.


School officials said Barbara Thorne has been placed on paid administrative leave while the incident is investigated.


Louisburg Police Chief Rick Lassiter said police were alerted by an assistant principal at the school who reported smelling alcohol on Thorne’s breath around 10:30 a.m. when she arrived at Terrell Lane Middle School Thursday morning with a bus full of students.

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