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Off-duty DWIs do not end transit jobs

Last month was the first time a Metro Transit had a driver arrested on the job for DWI, resulting in the driver's quick firing.

However, the Star Tribune reported Saturday that 14 bus drivers have been charged with DWI since July 2006 and only nine lost their jobs because their licenses were suspended.

In the past Metro Transit has put the burden on drivers to maintain their commercial drivers licenses.

After the March 21 arrest of Alonzo V. Martin for DWI on his bus route, the agency has decided to reevaluate its policy on screening drivers for alcohol and drug abuse as well as how extensive its background checks should be.