School bus driver charged with impaired-related offence after morning RIDE check: York police

A school bus driver is facing an impaired driving-related charge after a morning RIDE check in Aurora on Wednesday, police say.

York Regional Police said officers conducted a RIDE spot check on a school bus driver at Leslie and Wellington streets around 8:45 a.m. for the presence of alcohol.

The driver was ordered to give roadside screening, failed, and was arrested, police said.

He was then taken to a police station for a breath test.

Police said there were no students on the bus at the time.

A 61-year-old Newmarket man has since been charged with having over 80 mgs of alcohol per 100 mls of blood.

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His licence has been suspended and the school bus was impounded for seven days, police said.

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