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Wed Aug 31, 8:05 AM ET

AURORA, Mo. - A teenager took matters into her hands when a substitute school bus driver who smelled of alcohol sped down the road with youngsters in tow, police said.

The 17-year-old girl, whose name was not released, ushered a group of remaining students off the bus when she reached her stop.
The driver, Daniel Adams, 55, was charged Tuesday with 10 counts of child endangerment, one day after he failed a sobriety test, authorities said. The Lawrence County prosecutor's office said additional charges could be filed. Adams remained jailed on bond.

There were six students left on the bus Monday when the 17-year-old passenger ordered the youngsters to get off at her stop, Aurora Police Chief Rick Batson said. The girl's family took the remaining children home.

"She was our little hero," Batson said.

Batson said a parent then called police to report that the erratic driving had frightened her children. Another parent said her children reported the driver was speeding down back roads and smelled of alcohol.

Police waited for the driver to return to the bus depot before arresting him.
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