DDOT bus driver accused of driving drunk, striking car, not stopping

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A DDOT bus driver is accused of driving drunk on the job and striking a parked car without stopping while on his regular route on Detroit’s east side.

Police said the incident happened shortly after 10:30 p.m. Tuesday on Warren near 3 Mile Dr.

A worried passenger got off the bus and called 911, according to WXYZ.

Police tracked down the bus near Wayne State University and arrested the driver, who had a blood-alcohol content exceeding .20, which is more than twice the legal limit to drive.

The driver is expected to be charged soon with drunken driving.

No injuries were reported.

Steve Neavling

Steve Neavling lives and works in Detroit as an investigative journalist. His stories have uncovered corruption, led to arrests and reforms and prompted FBI investigations.

  • Dust Buster

    wow check out the new lawyer ad on the side of that bus……… IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE WAS ON, AT OR NEAR A BUS ACCIDENT…..YOU MIGHT BE ENTITLED TO COMPENSATION……. CALL ATTORNEY CURIOUS GEORGE AND GET WHATS RIGHTFULLY YOURS

  • Tom Sapp

    looks like this bus traveled a long way before being stopped.