Drunk bus driver: phone-wielding passengers embarrass the TTC (again)

Drunk bus driver: phone-wielding passengers embarrass the TTC (again)

(Image: Roland Tanglao) 

Last Friday, passengers on a TTC bus called the police to complain that the woman behind the wheel was driving erratically. Turns out, there was a perfectly logical explanation: she’d been drinking. After a breathalyzer was administered on Dawes Road near Danforth Avenue, the TTC employee’s licence was suspended for 72 hours. Because the driver wasn’t illegal-drunk—she was just shouldn’t-be-operating-heavy-machinery drunk—criminal charges will not be laid. Instead, an internal investigation will proceed.

We remind TTC drivers that friends don’t let friends endanger the lives of numerous people who are already critical of the TTC. Bus driving—unlike, say, blogging—is not a job that can be performed proficiently while tipsy.

• TTC driver pulled over, licence suspended [Toronto Star]