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TTC driver charged with impaired driving

 
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 3:30 am    Post subject: TTC driver charged with impaired driving Reply with quote

Riders flee; TTC driver busted
By BRETT CLARKSON, SUN MEDIA

Here's one vomit comet you didn't want to be on.

A cellphone call to police from a scared passenger sparked the bust of a TTC driver who allegedly blew three times over the legal limit while behind the wheel of a Lawrence Ave. W. bus yesterday morning.

"This employee will be terminated if it is found he is guilty," TTC Chairman Adam Giambrone said.

"This is a very serious matter -- we don't take it lightly.

"Public safety is our No. 1 priority."

Investigators were also trying to figure out yesterday what prompted the driver to allegedly ignore TTC Transit Control's 11:30 a.m. orders to stop driving near Lawrence Ave. and Weston Rd.

LEFT THE BUS

By the time cops caught up to the bus at Lawrence Ave. and Royal York Rd., not a single passenger remained on the vehicle. Police believe the passengers, concerned for their own safety, left the bus at regular stops or en masse at a stop along the route.

This prevented police from being able to speak with witnesses, Toronto Police Det. Eduardo Wulff said yesterday.

"It appears the passengers were concerned enough that they decided to leave the bus," he said.

Police did an initial breath test at the scene with a screening device, Wulff said.

A second, more thorough breath test done at 22 Division station allegedly showed a blood-alcohol content three times over the legal limit, Wulff said.

Satvinder Bisla 48, of Concord, faces a charge of impaired driving with a blood-alcohol content of more than 80 mg in 100 ml of blood.

Police were appealing to any of the passengers on the bus to call Crime Stoppers at 416-222-TIPS (8477).
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This guy toast ! Throw the book at him...end of story.
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