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Benton Police Department officers responded to the intersection of Boone and the South Service Road around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in reference to a disturbance involving a Bryant School District bus driver following reports that the driver was driving recklessly and not allowing children off the bus.

The driver, 54-year-old Juanita Criswell of Benton, left the scene in a separate bus and BNPD officers conducted a traffic stop soon after, where it was determined she would be charged with Driving While Intoxicated- Drugs and Endangering the Welfare of a Minor.

Criswell is being held at the Saline County Jail until a scheduled bond hearing on Friday. The investigation remains ongoing.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Benton Police Department at 501-778-1171 or 501-315-TIPS. Anonymous tips may also be sent via text to 847411 with the keyword BENTONPD in the body of the message or via the official Benton Police Department app available on iTunes and Google Play.