Pearland bus driver suspended for alcohol

January 23, 2009 9:00:57 PM PST
A Pearland school bus driver is reassigned after a random breathalyzer test revealed alcohol in the driver's system. [SIGN UP: Get headlines and breaking news sent to you]

The district says 19 drivers were tested on Tuesday. They say the driver in question blew between a .039 and .08. The latter number is the legal limit for intoxication, but the driver was suspended for a day without pay, according to district policy.

Pearland ISD released a statement saying the driver's daily performance is being monitored, and the driver has been reassigned to a non-driving position pending a determination by the Department of Public Safety.

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