(10-16-20) According to a Sidney Daily News story, Madge Brown (54) of Sidney was charged Wednesday, Oct. 14, with 16 counts of endangering children, misdemeanors of the first-degree. The incident occurred while she was driving a school bus for Sidney City Schools.
Several incidents led to the charges.
On Oct. 6, 2020, a complaint was filed with the Sidney Police Department by a parent of a student in the Sidney City Schools. The complaint alleged the driver had failed a drug test after transporting students to school.
Sidney City Schools had received complaints on the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, of erratic driving by one of its bus drivers, Brown was taken to Wilson Health for drug and alcohol testing and was suspended from driving any routes until the district received the test results.
One week later the Schools received the results and learned Brown had been driving under the influence.
Brown is no longer employed by the Sidney City Schools. Her positive test results were placed in the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) and she will no longer be able to hold a bus driver endorsement.