Bismarck bus driver accused of drunken drivingA North Dakota school bus driver has been charged with drunken driving after a worried parent called police.
BISMARCK (AP) — A North Dakota school bus driver has been charged with drunken driving after a worried parent called police.
Thomas Griak of Lincoln faces a charge of driving a commercial vehicle under the influence. Bismarck Police Deputy Chief Dan Donlin said the 41-year-old Griak was arrested after he’d finished his route taking children to the Bismarck Public Schools’ early education program.
Drivers of commercial vehicles have a lower allowable blood-alcohol concentration. The legal limit to drive a commercial vehicle, such as a school bus, is .04 percent. The limit for drivers with standard licenses is .08 percent.
Donlin told the Bismarck Tribune that Griak was arrested based on his mannerisms and a breath test.
Schools Human Resources Director Lisa Kudelka said that Griak is on leave without pay.