Criminal complaint: Bus driver drove more than a dozen kids while drunk

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PITTSBURGH - A school bus driver is facing charges after authorities said he drove children while drunk.

According to the criminal complaint, 68-year-old Martin Hehman was stopped by police for allegedly driving erratically just after 8 a.m. on June 6, a short time after dropping off more than a dozen students at St. Ursula in Hampton.

The complaint said Hehman was on his way back to the bus depot of his employer, Monark Student Transportation, on Route 8 in Richland.

According to police, Hehman failed several field sobriety tests.

He was then taken into custody and transported to an area hospital for blood testing.

The complaint said Hehman had a blood-alcohol content of 0.138 percent. The legal blood alcohol limit for a school bus driver is 0.02 percent, while the standard legal limit for driving is 0.08 percent.

Investigators said Hehman denied drinking alcohol that day, but said he had some the night before.

Hehman is facing drunken driving and child endangerment charges, according to the complaint.