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Bus driver receives DUI behind church

By Shelby Morris, Producer, smorris@wcyb.com
Published On: Mar 13 2013 06:03:34 AM CDT
Updated On: Mar 13 2013 12:09:45 PM CDT
NEWPORT, Tenn. -

A Tennessee bus driver is behind bars after authorities say she was going to drive her bus drunk.

Newport Sheriff Armando Fontes received a tip that Cheryl Hembreee had gone into a convenience store to buy a 24 oz. bottle of Natural Light beer.

The 39-year-old was found behind a church inside of her bus.  She was in a passenger seat with the bottle of beer in a brown bag.

Hembree was arrested and made to take a breathalyzer; she blew a .09.

There were no children on the bus. Hembree has been charged with DUI and violating Tennessee's open container law.