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Woman charged with stealing bus, driving it while impaired

A 28-year-old woman is facing multiple charges after a 20-passenger bus was stolen from downtown Whitehorse Sunday afternoon.

Stolen 20-passenger bus later found in Kopper King parking lot

A 28-year-old woman is facing multiple charges after a bus was stolen from downtown Whitehorse Sunday afternoon.

Police say the 20-passenger bus was reported stolen from the downtown area around 2:40 p.m. Sunday.

A short time later, police got calls about an erratic driver on the Alaska Highway travelling southbound from Porter Creek, in a vehicle matching the description of the stolen bus.

The bus was found in the parking lot of the Kopper King bar, off the Alaska Highway. Police arrested a 28-year-old woman on foot nearby.

The woman was to appear in court Monday, facing charges of impaired operation of a motor vehicle, impaired operation of a motor vehicle over 80 milligrams, theft of a motor vehicle and failing to comply with conditions.

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