Passengers, taxi driver stop drunk bus driver

Feb 19, 2018 | 5 comments

A taxi driver and passengers detained the drunk driver of a city bus on Wednesday. The taxi driver blocked the bus’ path after the he noticed it weaving erratically in traffic. Then, passengers pulled the driver out of his seat and held him until police arrived.

The drunk bus driver was detained by passengers until police arrived.

The incident was recorded on two videos posted on Facebook by passengers.

According to witnesses, when the driver of the lLinea 12 bus ignored passenger pleas to stop, he began shouting that yes, he was drunk and that it was no one else’s business. He continued to drive and shout as passengers gathered next to the driver’s seat.

The driver was taken into custody by transit police and is serving a 90-day sentence based on his level of intoxication. In addition, he faces a large fine. The privately owned bus was temporarily detained.

The Cuenca Transportation Chamber, which represents bus drivers and owners, said that pending a court hearing the driver will be expelled from the union and will not be admitted again.

Community Posts

Listings from Punto Sur Propiedades could not be shown!

Please check back later.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Cuenca High Life offers on-line publications, local translated news, and reports about the expat life and living in Ecuador. 

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Subscribe to our Newsletter

CuencaHighLife publishes Ecuador news daily. Subscribing will guarentee that you never miss the most important news.

You have Successfully Subscribed!