NY college PD: Shuttle bus driver nearly 4x over legal limit

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A shuttle bus driver for Buffalo State College pleaded guilty to a felony charge of aggravated DWI while driving a school bus.

On November 1, State University Police responded to a complaint of a bus driver believed to be driving drunk with students on board.

An officer says he approached the bus after it struck a curb and let off students. The officer says he found Lockport resident, Brian Ceroky, 55, asleep at the wheel while the bus was still on.

After two attempts, the officer says he was able to wake Ceroky up. Ceroky was unable to perform field sobriety tests due to an inability to stand, according to the officer.

Police say Ceroky’s blood alcohol content (BAC) measured out to .30 percent — nearly four times over the legal limit. An open bottle of vodka was found next to the driver’s seat, according to authorities.

First Assistant District Attorney Michael Flaherty, Jr. credited the students for reporting their concerns.

“The students use of their common sense, and the professional police work of Officer Harvey, prevented this from becoming a far more serious incident,” said Flaherty.

Ceroky will be sentenced in March and faces up to seven years in prison.

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