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Kamloops bus driver gets 90-day driving ban after failing sobriety test

Nizar Shajani, a forensic consultant, demonstrates the use of an Approved Screening Device(Breathalyzer), which is used by all B.C. police forces, in Burnaby, British Columbia, Tuesday, March 12, 2013.

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A transit bus driver in Kamloops, B.C., has been handed a 90-day driving ban after failing a roadside sobriety test while on the job.

FirstCanada, which handles transit operations in Kamloops on behalf of BC Transit, says an investigation is underway in the wake of the Saturday morning incident.

BC Transit spokeswoman Maureen Sheehan says the investigation and decision about the future of the driver will be up to FirstCanada, but BC Transit is paying close attention to the outcome.

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Kamloops RCMP confirm a FirstCanada supervisor called police at about 11 a.m. on July 13, after he ordered the driver to pull over his empty bus, then became suspicious about the driver's condition.

Officers administered a breath test, removed the driver from the bus and imposed the roadside prohibition.

Another driver was brought in to continue to route.

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