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Police: Drunken bus driver stranded Saint Louis basketball team

Police: Drunken bus driver stranded Saint Louis basketball team

The Saint Louis University men's basketball team lost a game to St. Bonaventure — and then its bus.

The Billikens walked out of the arena Wednesday night following the team's 70-55 loss to the Bonnies, and their bus was nowhere to be found, said New York State Police Trooper James O'Callaghan. The driver, later identified as 56-year-old Linda Edmister of Gasport, N.Y., had taken off.

While authorities searched for the bus, the players sat in the arena. The team posted pictures on Twitter of players talking on their cellphones, playing cards and napping.

"Just chilling in the Reilly Center while we try to find our missing bus," the team tweeted.

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