Two school bus drivers booked for being drunk at the wheel

Two school bus drivers booked for being drunk at the wheel

 The traffic police on Thursday booked two school bus drivers in RT Nagar and Byatarayanapura for driving under the influence of alcohol.

In the first incident, the RT Nagar traffic police booked Sheikh Mushtaq, 42, who drives a van for Vivekananda School, Yelahanka. They caught him drunk at the wheel around 7.15 am when he was on his way to pick students from their homes. He was stopped at the CBI junction on Ballari Road and subjected to breath test. The result indicated he had consumed alcohol beyond the permissible limit.

The second driver to be booked is Bellie Gowda, 50, who drives for Jain Heritage School at Kempapura near Hebbal. He was found speeding near the outer ring road in Nayandahalli at 7.45 am. A breath test found him inebriated. In both the instances, the drivers were booked for drunk-driving. They have to pay the penalty in court and get their vehicles released.

There were only a few students in both the buses as the drivers were still on their way to pick children from their homes. Police said they had written to the schools to dismiss the drivers. On Tuesday morning, police conducted a special drive, booking more than 2,000 vehicles for flouting traffic rules.

A police officer  hinted that schoold managements could be booked, too, if their bus drivers were caught drunk.

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