SunVan driver suspended after DUI charge - Tucson News Now

SunVan driver suspended after DUI charge

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

48 year old SunVan driver Michael Ross has been suspended following a misdemeanor DUI charge while on duty.

Police made the charge based on observations following a sobriety test but did not administer a breathalyzer test.

Instead, officers took a blood test which has been sent to the DPS lab and will not be back for several weeks.

What additional charges might be filed, if any, won't be known until the results are back.

A police report will not be available for up to 72 hours.

Ross was charged after a person called police to report the driver of a special needs SunVan may be intoxicated.

A worker helping put special needs riders on the bus smelled alcohol on the drivers breath and observed him acting erratically.

There were three special needs riders on the van at the time.

One person told News 13 he thought the driver would have driven the van had not police arrived and stopped him.

A mother of a special needs passenger told us she is very, very angry and wants to see Ross charged with endangerment.

She says "he endangered the life of my daughter."

SunVan says the charges will be vigorously investigated and the appropriate action taken.

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