Vodka binge driver bus-ted

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A BOOZY bus driver has lost his job and been banned from driv­ing af­ter he was spot­ted swig­ging VODKA while be­hind the wheel of his ve­hi­cle.

Daniel Flan­nery, 45, was re­ported to po­lice by a mem­ber of the pub­lic who saw him glug­ging the spirit on his shift.

The dad-of-one was found to be twice the le­gal limit af­ter of­fi­cers stopped the sin­gle-decker in Badger Hill, York.

Po­lice re­ported a strong smell of al­co­hol when Mr Flan­nery opened the bus door and his eyes were blood­shot.

When asked if he had been drink­ing, he said he had ‘had a cou­ple’.

Flan­nery, of York, who worked as a bus driver for 11 years, pleaded guilty to drink driv­ing fol­low­ing his ar­rest on Jan­uary 15.

At York Mag­is­trates’ Court he was dis­qual­i­fied from driv­ing for 22 months and fined £215.

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