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Hernando school bus driver arrested

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NEW PORT RICHEY (FOX 13) -

New Port Richey Police arrested a Hernando High School bus driver Tuesday, accusing her of getting high while waiting to drive the softball team back from Pasco County.

Investigators said Donna Rogers, 59, drove the team to Gulf High School for a playoff game earlier in the day. Several parents and another Hernando High School employee reported smelling marijuana coming from the bus after the game ended.

"We were approached by several people advising us of the situation of her being on the bus and the smell of marijuana, and her being possibly impaired," Officer Don Velsor said.

Police said while they questioned Rogers, she became irate and started to walk away, disobeying officers' orders. We're told she became physical with police, who then pushed her to the ground to arrest her.

According to the police report from the incident, Rogers said she was set up by a student. Velsor said Rogers passed a sobriety test, but he and another officer on the scene believe she was impaired. She's charged with resisting an officer, but is not facing drug charges.

The Hernando County School District would only say this is an ongoing investigation. A spokesperson would not say whether Rogers will be allowed back to work.

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