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Kamloops transit driver handed driving prohibition after failing roadside check

July 15, 2013 - 4:19 PM

A 90 day driving prohibition is where it starts for a Kamloops bus driver who failed a roadside alcohol test over the weekend.

B.C. Transit, First Canada and the Office of the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles will also have a say in the driver's fate.

"There will definitely be disciplinary action," said B.C. Transit spokesperson, Maureen Sheehan.

A local public bus driver, who would not be named by Sheehan citing privacy issues, was en route near Juniper on Saturday morning when pulled over by a transit supervisor. Sheehan would not confirm nor deny the vehicle was a bus, but she said there were no passengers aboard. The supervisor called RCMP and requested a roadside check before the driver was issued an Immediate Roadside Prohibition for failing the test.

"We are very appreciative of the actions of the Kamloops Transit staff to minimize the incident."

Sheehan said First Canada, the employer of the driver, is ultimately responsible for disciplinary action, but will be in consolation with B.C. Transit.

"The incident is very concerning, it's upsetting," Sheehan said. "This was not only a motor vehicle offence but it was a public safety offence.

Kamloops RCMP Const. Bernie Ward said the driver has no previous driving record.

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