Sauk Centre School Bus Driver Arrested for Driving While Impaired

Thomas Richard Bromen Photo: Stearns County
Thomas Richard Bromen

February 06, 2018 05:05 PM

A Sauk Centre school bus driver was arrested Monday after authorities say he had driven his after-school bus route while intoxicated.

According to the Sauk Centre Police Department, officers were called contacted at about 5 p.m. Monday by the Sauk Centre Public Schools.


The district informed police that one of their bus drivers — later identified as 63-year-old Thomas Richard Bromen — was intoxicated while operating one of the districts buses with 40 to 50 children on board.

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When officers arrived, they noticed signs that Bromen was inebriated. Bromen refused a field sobriety test, but admitted to officers he was intoxicated, according to the department.

Sauk Center Public Schools Superintendent Patrick Westby said in a statement Tuesday that all children were delivered home safely.

Westby added that Bromen is no longer employed with the district.

Police said during the course of his bus route, the district received three separate calls about Bromen, which prompted the district to notify law enforcement.

Bromen faces charges including third-degree DWI, second-degree DWI and several counts of child endangerment, according to police.


Ben Rodgers

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