Bus driver arrested after failing roadside breath test in Cork 1 month ago

Bus driver arrested after failing roadside breath test in Cork

The incident occurred on New Year's Day.

A bus driver has been arrested after failing a roadside breath test in Cork, as passengers waited on board.

On Wednesday 1 January, Gardaí on patrol on the Western Road in Cork City stopped a bus and conducted a roadside breath test on the driver which returned with a fail.

A male in his early 50s was arrested at the scene on suspicion of drink-driving and brought to Bridewell Garda Station.

He was later released without charge.

The bus driver was driving the 11:48 220 Route from Carrigaline to Ballincollig at the time.

According to EchoLIVE, Bus Éireann released a statement in relation to the matter, apologising to customers involved: "Bus Éireann can confirm that the driver of the 11:48 Route 220 service from Carrigaline to Ballincollig was detained following a roadside check at Victoria Cross on January 1 2020.

"The vehicle was in service at the time, all passengers were transferred onto another vehicle with a minimal delay.

"We would like to apologise to any customers impacted, we have no further comment at this time."

Gardaí have said that a file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

JOE has reached out to Bus Éireann for comment.