Former Forest City Bus Driver Sentenced for Driving Drunk With Children on Board

A former school bus driver from Winnebago County has been sentenced for driving drunk with children on board.


Rebecca Spencer, of Forest City, was given 14 days in jail, a $1,875 fine and two years of supervised probation Wednesday in Cerro Gordo County District Court.


Spencer pleaded guilty to 2nd Offense OWI and Child Endangerment after being arrested on March 13th while driving a van for the Forest City Community School District.


Authorities say Spencer was pulled over for speeding in Cerro Gordo County with three young students in the van.


Court documents say a breath test showed Spencer had a blood alcohol content of .244 percent, more than three times the legal limit.


Spencer resigned her position as a bus driver for the Forest City School District a short time after her arrest.