Bus Driver Arrested on DUI and Reckless Endangerment

The driver of a bus transferring cruise ship passengers in Alaska was arrested after numerous passengers called state troopers to report he was highly intoxicated and driving erratically.

Steven McKinley, was arrested on one count of driving under the influence and 46 counts of reckless endangerment, one for each passenger whose age ranged from 2 years old to retirement age. State Troopers ended up pulling over two other buses that were not involved before finding the correct bus. McKinley’s blood alcohol level registered at .341, more than eight times a commercial driver’s legal limit of .04 BAC.

McKinley was fine when he arrived for work at 4 a.m. Friday. The driver of another bus drove behind McKinley’s bus and said he drove correctly on the 110 mile drive to Seward to pick up cruise ship passengers.

McKinley was in custody in Seward. It’s unclear if he has an attorney.

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