Denver-area bus driver arrested on DUI charge

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER (AP) A bus driver for the Denver-area transit system has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence while on duty.

KCNC-TV in Denver reports ( ) 49-year-old Darren Pettee was arrested Monday after a passenger on Pettee's bus called transit officials and said Pettee ran a stop sign and was driving recklessly.

Pettee was in a Denver jail Tuesday. Online jail records didn't indicate whether he had an attorney, and no listed phone number could be found for him.

Pettee has been driving for the Regional Transportation District for seven weeks. He works for First Transit, an RTD contractor.

RTD spokesman Scott Reed says Pettee cleared a check-in before starting his shift Monday, but it wasn't immediately clear what that involved.

Pettee is scheduled to appear in court Friday.

KKCO firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKCO 11News.

powered by Disqus
KKCO NBC 11 News 2531 Blichmann Avenue Grand Junction, CO 81505 Station Phone: 970.243.1111 Business Fax: 970.243.1770 Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793 News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 273749631 -
Gray Television, Inc.