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High School Coach Arrested for Driving School Bus with Team While Allegedly Being Intoxicated

LAMAR, Ark. - Officials have confirmed that the Men’s basketball coach has been arrested for allegedly driving a school bus while being intoxicated.

51-year-old Kevin Kyzer was arrested late Friday afternoon near Alma while driving his team and taken into custody on an intoxication charge as well as endangering the welfare of a minor.

State troopers were notified shortly after 5:00 p.m. that Kyzer was suspected of being intoxicated and driving a Lamar School Bus with children onboard.  

The bus was located about 5:30 PM by troopers east of Altus where Kyzer was taken into custody without incident.

Lamar school officials arrived at the scene and made arrangements to transport nine children to Lamar.

According to the Lamar Sool website the basketball team is playing a tournament in Mansfield that began on December 27 and is set to end on the 30th.


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