Passengers Call 911 on Bus Driver After Erratic Driving
A driver for Focus Travel, a bus tour trip company located in Pennsylvania, was recently arrested by state police for driving under the influence (DUI). According to a Yelp review of the bus trip, a woman on the bus described a “near death experience,” saying the man was driving so erratically that passengers were fearing for their lives.
An NBC-10 report indicated the bus was taking 55 passengers on a trip from Chinatown in Philadelphia to New York City. However, the trip didn’t get very far, as passengers were so terrified that they called 911 while traveling down Interstate 95 in Bucks County. All of the passengers were stranded on the freeway while police officers came and addressed the situation.
The 37-year-old driver was reportedly arrested and charged with DUI. The owner of Focus Travel made a statement apologizing for the driver’s behavior and stating he had been fired as a result of his actions.
Drunk driving and commercial vehicles
Individuals who have a commercial driver’s license are subject to even stricter requirements for DUI than the average person. While the legal blood alcohol content (BAC) limit for most drivers is .08 percent, the legal limit for commercial driver’s licenses is usually less than .04 percent. It is also a summary offense for a commercial driver to operate a commercial motor vehicle with any alcohol in his or her system. To that end, commercial drivers are subject to stricter penalties than most other people in the same circumstances.
If you have been arrested for DUI in Berks County and hold a commercial driver’s license, it’s critically important that you explore all of your legal options. For further guidance, speak with skilled Reading DUI defense attorney David R. Eshelman.