Proposal Comes After 2 School Bus Drunk Driving Incidents
MINEOLA — In the wake of two separate incidents in which two Long Island school bus drivers where charged with driving drunk, lawmakers are proposing a new law that would require testing school bus drivers' sobriety before they get behind the wheel. The proposed legislation, co-sponsored by Sen. Charles Fuschillo (R-Merrick) and Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice, would mandate ignition interlock devices on school buses requiring the drivers to pass a breath test before operating the school bus.
Earlier in October, the operator of a school bus plowed into a Syosset home with five children on board after allegedly driving drunk. In another incident, a second bus driver was pulled over on the Long Island Expressway with a shredded tire and swerving between lanes.
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