Impaired driver fined Rs. 8,000 for driving school bus


An individual with physical impairments was arrested for driving a school bus transporting school children and was fined Rs. 8000 by the court on Monday.  

Horana Chief Police Inspector HQ. Prasanna Welikala told the Daily News that the alleged man had never possessed a driving license, but had been driving a school bus.

He said that children were not in the vehicle at the time of the arrest.  

The suspect was produced before the Horana Magistrate after he was arrested on Monday and on the same day, was produced to courts.

He was later released upon having paid the fine of Rs. 8,000.

According to CI Welikala, the driver had not possessed an arm and an ear.

When inquired whether people with physical impairments could not possess a driving license, the Chief Police Inspector said that a person with such impairments would not be given a driving license; as such impairments would hamper driving abilities.

The Chief Inspector warned parents to be cautious when selecting transport for their children, as being careless could have catastrophic consequences.

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