updated 9/30/2008 7:34:35 PM ET 2008-09-30T23:34:35

Police in eastern Tennessee say they found a school bus driver passed out behind the wheel of a loaded bus that was stopped in the middle of a road.

None of the 30 children aboard were hurt Tuesday morning and the driver was charged with driving under the influence.

Loudon Police Chief James Webb says Vicky Lynn Kwasny received a blood-alcohol test but the results were not immediately available.

Kwasny was taken to a hospital and then to jail, where she remained in custody. A jail spokeswoman said there was no record showing she has retained an attorney.

School officials say the 48-year-old woman worked for the district since November and had a clean driving record. She passed a background check and two drug screenings.

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