Costa Blanca bus driver tests positive for drugs TWICE in 17 days

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DRIVING OFFENCE: Bus driver pulled over at random checkpoint in the Murcia Region CREDIT: Guardia Civil

A SPANISH bus driver has been stopped twice in 17 days for driving while under the influence of drugs in Torre Pachecho.

The 48-year-old, who lives in Murcia, now faces a €2,000 fine and a 12 point loss from his driving licence.

The incidents took place on the RM-313 and the RM-14 respectively as he drove his bus on the route from Torre-Pacheco to Jumilla. On each occasion, there were at least 14 passengers on the bus.

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He was first stopped during random Cartegena police checks at the end of October. An initial saliva test showed a positive reading for both cocaine and cannabis.

He was again stopped by the motorcycle division close to the A-30 in Torre-Pachecho earlier this month, and the test produced similar results.

On both occasions, the buses were immobilised until a replacement driver arrived.

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