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Bus driver arrested for DWI charges on the job

Being arrested for drunk driving in Rochester can spark serious problems in a person’s life if they are convicted. This is made worse if the allegations are made when they are working. If they are placing people in danger while they are on the job and allegedly under the influence – especially children and other vulnerable people – they will not only face the legal consequences if there is a conviction, but their jobs can be in jeopardy. When dealing with these allegations, regardless of the circumstances, having legal advice is essential to confront the charges.

A 54-year-old bus driver was arrested for driving a bus while under the influence. There were seven children onboard at the time. The Department of Transportation called law enforcement because of a failed test to determine if workers had been drinking or using drugs. The worker is a vendor under contract. He was subjected to a random test, which the employer does intermittently. It found that the man had a blood-alcohol content that surpassed the legal limit in the state.

When it investigated, law enforcement found that the man had driven students ranging in age from five to 11-years-old to their school. There were no incidents and no one was hurt. The superintendent has placed the man on administrative leave from his job and he is set to be terminated. He was charged and remanded to jail. He faces charges of DWI with a child and aggravated DWI while driving a bus with a passenger. These are felony charges. For driving with a BAC greater than .08 percent, he faces a misdemeanor.

Being arrested and charged with DWI can take away a person’s freedom, lead to a driver’s license suspension, cost them in fines and entail multiple penalties that can negatively impact their entire life. Not only that, if they are dealing with charges of DWI while driving as a career, they might lose their job and have difficulty in the future because of the potential consequences of a DWI conviction. Although it is serious for people to be charged with drunk driving when there are children in the vehicle, they must remember their rights to a strong defense. Perhaps there are avenues to avoid the worst penalties and even keep a job. A law firm that helps clients who are facing a litany of drunk driving allegations can provide a defense.

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James L. Riotto is an accomplished criminal defense attorney serving clients in New York. With an extensive background in law enforcement and criminal prosecution, his approach to each case is unique and informed by years of experience with the New York criminal justice system. As a graduate from Albany Law School and before going on to start his own practice, James worked at the Albany County District Attorney's Office, where he helped prosecute many DWI offenses. His inside knowledge of the tactics used to gain convictions provides him with a particular advantage when defending against DUI and other criminal charges.

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