Fury as boozing busman is freed.
Roger Card was three times over the limit after downinga bottle of vodka and half a bottle of whisky.
Card, 55, was shopped by one of his frightened passengers, magistrates in Exmouth, Devon heard.
And he had to be locked in a cell for 10 hours before he sobered up.
As he was let off with a five-year ban, 100 hours of community service and two years' probation, Derek Probart, chairman of the Campaign Against Drink Driving, branded the sentence "appalling".
He added: "The only gratifying thing is that he is off the road for five years and will never drive a bus again."
Stagecoach, which owns the bus, estimated that Card would have carried around 100 passengers during his shift.
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|Publication:||The Mirror (London, England)|
|Date:||Jun 5, 1996|
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