Another impaired bus driver: TTC woes prove to be never-ending
With a youthful, beleaguered protagonist (Adam Giambrone), an impending “nothing” (Transit City) and a string of troublesome calamities that shows no signs of abating, the TTC’s troubles are seeming more and more like a Neverending Story. Now, add one more mishap to its ever-growing list of misfortunes: last night, a TTC operator was charged with driving his bus while impaired.
Witnesses alerted police Wednesday night when a TTC bus was seen driving erratically near Finch and Yonge. Toronto police pulled the bus over, issued a standard sobriety test to the driver and found enough evidence to charge him with impaired driving. He was released and is scheduled to appear in court on June 24.
For its part, the driver’s union says the man “was not impaired due to alcohol or illegal drugs” but was affected by doctor-prescribed medication. The driver, who was the only occupant of the bus, was apparently unaware that the medicine could cause impairment.
Still, it seems like nothing short of a luckdragon could chase away the TTC’s woes.