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Pittsburgh school employee driving van charged with DUI

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Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, 7:18 p.m.
 

A Pittsburgh Public Schools employee was arrested Thursday on charges of driving under the influence and reckless driving after two Allegheny County District Attorney's office detectives said they saw him driving a school van erratically.

William Jester, 37, who lives Downtown, was arrested at a school building parking lot on Muriel Street in the South Side, where the detectives followed him while calling Pittsburgh police, according to a criminal complaint. Jester, who admitted to being on medication, failed a field sobriety test and was taken to UPMC Mercy for a blood test, the complaint states.

The detectives spotted Jester on Browns Hill Road, crossing the center of the roadway and nearly crashing several times, continuing onto the Parkway and along Bates Street, according to the complaint.

Jester, who has been suspended by the school district, was driving a school van that is not used for student transportation, district spokeswoman Ebony Pugh said.

Michael Hasch is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7820 or mhasch@tribweb.com.

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