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Bus driver charged with drunken driving

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A New Richmond school bus driver is accused of driving drunk and crashing a school bus into a parked car.

Billie Jeanne O'Keefe, 35, of New Richmond, was driving 43 students to school on Thursday when the accident happened, according to a release from Mark Samelstad, New Richmond police chief.

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No one was injured in the crash.

O'Keefe, who is employed with New Richmond Bus Service, was driving students to school when she crashed into a unoccupied, parked vehicle.

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Jackie Grumish
Jackie Grumish has been a reporter with the New Richmond News since 2008. She holds degrees in journalism and fine art from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Ill. Before coming to New Richmond, Jackie worked as the city government reporter at a daily newspaper in Aberdeen, S.D. 
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