Michigan bus driver arrested on suspicion of drunk driving
A Detroit city bus driver has been arrested on suspicion of drunk driving. According to police, the 53-year-old Detroit Department of Transportation bus driver struck a parked car on East Warren Avenue near Three Mile Drive. The driver kept going after the crash.
Two passengers, a man and his son, were on the bus at the time, but they were not seriously injured.
Shortly thereafter, police officers found the bus at Woodward Avenue and Warren Avenue, nearly nine miles away from the site of the collision. The driver was arrested, and police administered Breathalyzer tests which read 0.22 and 0.23.
In Michigan, a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 is considered drunk driving. A BAC of 0.17 or higher falls under the category of “super drunk” driving, which carries more severe penalties, including up to 180 days in jail and revocation of the driver’s license for one year. A hit-and-run charge carries additional penalties.
The Detroit Department of Transportation released a statement that the alleged drunk driver was suspended without pay and may face further disciplinary action pending investigation, which may include termination.
If you have been charged with a drunk driving offense, it is essential to talk to an experienced drunk driving attorney right away.