Subscribe Today

February 23, 2010  |   Comments (0)   |   Post a comment

Virginia Assembly: school bus DUI a misdemeanor


SHARING TOOLS   | Email Print RSS

RICHMOND, Va. — As of Tuesday, both the state's House and Senate had approved a bill making the consumption of any amount of alcohol before driving a school bus a Class 1 misdemeanor punishable by a year in jail and a $2,500 fine.

The bill (HB 1353), sponsored by Del. Ben Cline (R-Rockbridge), was drafted in response to a recent incident in which a school bus driver was stopped for erratic driving and charged with driving under the influence and felony child endangerment, according to a report at HamptonRoads.com.

Lawmakers on the Senate Rehabilitation and Social Services Committee said they were surprised it wasn't already a crime, the article revealed.

The bill now awaits Gov. Bob McDonnell's signature.


Post a Comment

Request More Info about this product/service/company


Post a comment





Related Stories

Premium Member

Get bus sales numbers, transportation statistics, bus specifications, industry survey results, bus loading and unloading fatality statistics and more in the School Bus Fleet Research Center. Become a premium member today!
Log in Button Register Button

Newsletter

Get breaking news, industry updates, product announcements and more.