Police said a drunk driver ran into the back of a school bus in Aurelius Tuesday morning.

The Cayuga County Sheriff's Office said that at about 7:05 a.m., a bus was in the process of making a stop on Routes 5 and 20 in Aurelius to pick up two children when David John-Paul Bassett, 29, of Auburn, hit the back of the bus in a Mitsubishi sedan.

Police said that nine children were on the Union Springs Central School District bus at the the time, and there were no injuries in the crash.

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Bassett was later charged with driving while intoxicated first-offense, driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content level greater than .08, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, second-degree reckless endangerment and endangering the welfare of a child, all misdemeanors, plus a violation and traffic infraction. 

Bassett was arraigned in the town of Aurelius Court and remanded to the Cayuga County Jail in lieu of $1,000 cash or $2,000 bond.

The Aurelius Volunteer Fire Department said in a post on its Facebook page that it responded to the incident, adding that the Union Springs Transportation Department responded as well.

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