Recent School Bus Drunk Driving Incidents Prompt Officials to Act
MINEOLA — In the aftermath of two separate incidents in which two school bus drivers where charged with driving drunk, lawmakers are proposing new legislation that would mandate testing school bus drivers' sobriety before they operate the vehicle. Co-sponsored by Sen. Charles Fuschillo (R-Merrick) and Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice, the proposed law would require the installation of ignition interlock devices on school buses and the drivers would have to pass a breath test before getting behind the wheel.
Earlier in October, a school bus driver crashed the vehicle with five children on board into a Syosset home. In another incident, a second bus driver was pulled over on the Long Island Expressway after swerving between lanes with a shredded tire.
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