Commercial vehicle drivers, including tractor trailer and bus operators, are required to follow state and federal laws relating to driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs in addition to many other rules and regulations to ensure motorist and passenger safety. Bus drivers who transport passengers while under the influence of alcohol or drugs do a huge disservice to the public. They are not only putting their own lives at risk, but also the lives of others on the road and passengers who trust them to safely transport them from one place to the next.
According to a 10News.com article, a bus driver in San Diego is expected to confess to driving under the influence, drunk driving in a commercial vehicle, and public drunkenness for a June 1 incident. Before his arrest, the 41-year old had been driving for the bus operator, First Transit, for three months. A passenger of the bus reported the driver, saying that he was driving slow and stopped at bus stops that did not have anyone waiting at them.