Tennessee bus driver fired after allegedly driving drunk with students on board

Courtesy: Putnam County Sheriff's Office

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The charter bus driver who got a DUI after driving students to the state football playoffs last week in Cookeville was fired from his job with Wise Coaches on Tuesday.

Robert Hoskinson, 56, had just dropped off 56 students at Tennessee Tech University when the Tennessee Highway Patrol stopped the bus he was driving along with two others.

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According to THP’s report, Hoskinson reportedly smelled of alcohol, failed a field sobriety test and had a half-empty bottle of Vodka in the bus’s console.

He was taken into custody on charges of DUI, reckless endangerment of 56 students and possession of alcohol on a motor coach.

Hoskinson was an employee of Wise Coaches in Nashville, who at the time of the incident suspended him of all duties as they looked further into the matter.

The 56-year-old was then terminated Wednesday.

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