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Bus driver arrested for DUI

POSTED January 25, 2011 8:46 p.m.

A Turlock school bus driver en route to pick up students at a speech tournament was stopped by the California Highway Patrol and arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

There were no students on the bus when the arrest occurred, according to the Turlock Unified School District.

The driver was identified by the CHP as Lorna Gollihar, 39, of Turlock.

According to the report, Gollihar was traveling northbound on Highway 99 and was stopped in French Camp around 7 p.m. Saturday. Gollihar was on her way to pick up the students who had spent the day at a speech tournament at Cesar Chavez High School in Stockton.

The CHP report stated a 911 caller observed Gollihar weaving in and out of the freeway lane and running other vehicles off the road.

The CHP said Gollihar failed the field sobriety test.

The speech team students were picked up by a different bus driver after the district was notified of the arrest.

Gollihar has been placed on leave, according to TUSD.

To contact Sabra Stafford, e-mail sstafford@turlockjournal.com or call 634-9141 ext. 2002.

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