Today’s Moron is an Ottawa school bus driver who was caught drinking a beer behind the wheel, while waiting for his young passengers’ school day to end.
It was just sheer fluke that he was caught. Someone looking out his apartment window spotted the driver sipping from first one longneck, and used binoculars to double-check, just in time to see the unnamed driver open a second bottle. Police were called.
Here’s a police officer removing the driver’s stash from the bus.
Please note that it’s the cheapest stuff you can get in Ontario.
It kind of tastes like pee.
The 26-year-old was promptly fired, but he won’t face criminal charges, as his blood alcohol was below the legal limit. I don’t get that part. Drunk or not, it’s illegal to consume alcohol in public, or in a vehicle … why was this piece of fungus not at least arrested?
His employers are doing a pretty good job of addressing the situation. Aside from firing his Carling-chugging ass, they’re owning up to what he did and working to raise awareness among their other drivers, which kind of makes me wonder: If you need an awareness campaign to explain to school bus drivers that they shouldn’t drink beer on the bus, what kind of people are you hiring?