DUI Conviction Not Enough to Get Bus Driver Banned from Job
Associated Press/NBC New York
Sept. 29, 2017
The Associated Press covered how it was possible for a driver who was fired from a previous job for a DUI 18 months before was the driver who caused the deadly bus accident in New York City on Sept. 18.
Peter Pantuso, president of the American Bus Association, said companies are required by law to do a 10-year employment history check on drivers to see their performance history and also pull their motor vehicle records. New drivers also are required to pass a test.
He said companies he's spoken with wouldn't want to hire a driver with a recent drunken-driving conviction.
"As a company you want to make sure you have the best and safest people behind the wheel," he said.