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Bus Driver Tested Positive For Driving

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“Mo eme sofer bis la, mo pa pe kapav roule”. This was the statement made by an individual bus driver on Tuesday January 9 after being accosted by two bike patrol officers at a bus stop in Plaine Verte. He was suspected of driving his vehicle while intoxicated. The 55-year-old, who lives in Camp Sada, Pointe aux Sables, took a breathalyzer test, which came back positive. He had 169 micrograms of alcohol in his breath. He was arrested and placed in a sobering cell at the Plaine Verte police station.

Members of the public alerted the two bike patrol officers to the driver’s bizarre behavior.  The driver got out of his cab and was approached by the two officers. He appeared to be under the influence of alcohol and had to tell the officers, “Mo eme sofer bis la, mo p ape kapav roule”. He had to produce his driver’s license to these policemen. He had slurred speech, red eyes and reeked of alcohol.  He was taken to the Plaine Verte police station for questioning. The 50-year-old was subsequently given an alcohol test by an Emergency Response Service (ERS) officer, which proved positive. He had 169 micrograms of alcohol in his breath.

The Pointe aux Sables resident was placed in a drunk tank at the Plaine-Verte police station.

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