07/16/2013 12:29 EDT | Updated 09/15/2013 05:12 EDT

Kamloops Bus Driver Fails Breathalyzer Test, Gets 90 Day Driving Ban


KAMLOOPS, B.C. - A transit bus driver in Kamloops, B.C., has been handed a 90-day driving ban after failing a roadside sobriety test while on the job.

FirstCanada, which handles transit operations in Kamloops on behalf of BC Transit, says an investigation is underway in the wake of the Saturday morning incident.

BC Transit spokeswoman Maureen Sheehan says the investigation and decision about the future of the driver will be up to FirstCanada, but BC Transit is paying close attention to the outcome.

Kamloops RCMP confirm a FirstCanada supervisor called police at about 11 a.m. on July 13, after he ordered the driver to pull over his empty bus, then became suspicious about the driver's condition.

Officers administered a breath test, removed the driver from the bus and imposed the roadside prohibition.

Another driver was brought in to continue to route. (CFJC, CHNL)

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