An Alisal Union School District bus driver was arrested today after he finished his morning route and was found to be under the influence of alcohol, police said.Frankie Mata, 48, who had driven about 50 students to school, tested positive for alcohol with a blood-alcohol content of .12 when district officials conducted a random drug and alcohol test of bus drivers, said Cmdr. Bob Eggers.

District officials notified police about 12:40 p.m. who arrested and booked Mata into Monterey County jail on allegations of driving under the influence and 50 counts of child endangerment.

Eggers said Mata was tested by officers two hours after the initial test done by the district and was found to have a blood-alcohol content of 0.07. In California the presumed level of intoxication is 0.08.


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