BOZEMAN — Two charter bus drivers have been arrested for allegedly taking a group of Bozeman seventh-graders on a field trip to Yellowstone National Park while under the influence of alcohol.
KBZK-TV reports schools Superintendent Kirk Miller has written a letter to parents of the Sacajawea Middle School students saying the park received a call Friday morning from a person unrelated to the trip who was concerned the bus drivers might be impaired. Miller says that while the students were exploring the park, rangers "questioned, investigated and ultimately arrested" the Karst Stage bus drivers.
Yellowstone spokesman Al Nash says the drivers will be officially charged no earlier than Monday.
Attempts to reach Karst representatives for comment were unsuccessful.