Basketball team left hanging by bus driver, charged with DWI

Posted at 8:38 AM, Feb 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-09 18:32:38-05

A woman from Gasport, who drives a commercial bus for Grand Tour, is accused of driving drunk and leaving an out of-town basketball team high-and-dry.

State troopers say they were called to St. Bonaventure University for a missing tour bus, Wednesday night.  They say the St. Louis University Basketball team traveled to Bonaventure on Linda Edmister's bus.  Police say she was expected to provide transportation after the game.

Edmister, 56, was found with the bus 35-miles away from St. Bonaventure University.  Police found Edmister on Main Street in the Town of Randolph.  

Police say she had a blood alcohol content of .22%.

Members of the basketball team were stuck at Bonaventure.  They tweeted pictures showing players playing cards on the court, while others were sleeping in leather loungers.  

Edmister is due in Town of Randolph court later this month.

The St. Louis University basketball team was able to get another bus and drive back to the university.