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DUI charges filed against bus driver transporting students

A bus driver in Tennessee is facing charges after he was recently apprehended by authorities for driving a bus containing students while under the influence of alcohol, a December 9 article reported.

In a checkpoint conducted by personnel of the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP), authorities initially observed that 58-year-old Robert Michael Hoskinson smelled of alcohol. Hoskinson, who is an employee of Wise Coaches, was driving a bus containing 56 students on their way to a football championship game in Cookeville. Hoskinson was taken into custody after he failed a field sobriety test and authorities found a half-full a bottle of liquor inside the bus. After an investigation, Wise Coaches decided to terminate Hoskinson.

Fortunately no one was hurt in the recent arrest of this intoxicated bus driver. However, the attorneys at Pohl & Berk, LLP understand that many accident victims are not so lucky when they encounter drunk drivers. If you have suffered at the hands of a negligent, reckless, or intoxicated driver, call us at (615) 277-2765 today to discuss your legal options.

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