MBTA bus driver pleads not guilty to driving drunk

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January 24, 2011, 12:40 pm
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(NECN: John Moroney, Boston, Mass.) - A veteran MBTA bus driver accused of driving his route drunk has been released on personal recognizance after pleading not guilty.

John McCarthy, a 30-year veteran of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, has also been fired.

     
61-year-old McCarthy is charged with operating under the influence of alcohol and an open-container violation.
     
Police allege McCarthy had an open bottle of vodka in his pocket, had trouble maintaining his balance and his speech was slurred.
     
The only passenger on the bus and driver of the car were not injured.


Tags: MBTA, John Moroney, bus driver, drunk driving, John McCarthy
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