Scots College bus driver twice the legal limit

A Scots College bus driver has been charged with drink driving after he crashed ahead of his morning run through the Sutherland Shire on Monday.

The bus crashed into a Toyota ute at the Princes Highway intersection at Kirrawee just after 6am.

The 69-year-old man was breath tested at the scene and returned a mid-range reading of 0.103, more than twice the legal limit.

He had not yet picked up any students.

The Scots College at Bellevue Hill provides a subsidised private bus service to students from various suburbs in the Sutherland Shire. The service is extended to other family members who attend neighbouring schools Kincoppal, Kambala and Ascham.

The 17-year-old man driving the ute was not injured but his 18-year-old male passenger was taken to Sutherland Hospital with bruised ribs.

The bus driver from Rockdale was not injured. He was charged with mid-range drink-driving and will appear at Sutherland Local Court on March 21.

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