Legislation before a Senate committee would make things tougher than they already are for school bus drivers arrested for driving while intoxicated on the job. Senator Norma Champion (R-Springfield) says this is a bill that toughens the current laws regarding bus drivers who are legally drunk while behind the wheel. This particular lifetime ban on driving any school bus would only affect a driver who has been driving while intoxicated while driving a school bus. The legislation, however, would require any driver arrested for drinking and driving outside his or her work hours to inform the employer before getting back into the driver’s seat.
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