Bus Driver Suspected of Falling Asleep Behind Wheel, Crashing in Lincoln Co.

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

A 73-year-old bus driver from Stevens Point is suspected of falling asleep behind the wheel, putting his coach bus in the ditch in Lincoln County Wednesday.

According to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department, deputies are awaiting statement forms before deciding action against the driver.

It happened around 6 a.m. in the Town of Bradley on U.S. Hwy 8 near U.S. Hwy 51.

The driver told a deputy a tire on the bus blew, causing him to go into the ditch, however passengers on the bus said he fell asleep and when they yelled at him to wake up he went off the roadway.

All of the passengers on the bus were adults; none claimed any injury.

We'll have more on this story as details become available.

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