Vodka binge driver bus-ted
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.