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"Bus driver accused of DWI is fired"

According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, a Metro Transit bus driver was fired after he was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving his bus last month.

Alonzo V. Martin, 46, received two misdemeanors after his bus "swerved all over the road" between Minneapolis and Brooklyn Center on March 21. After witnesses called the police, Martin was pulled over and took a Breathalyzer test. Police said Martin had a blood-alcohol content of 0.24, and tried to hid a can of beer.

The incident was the first in Metro Transit's history.

Bob Gibbons, spokesman for Metro Transit, said Martin was "discharged March 23 for 'gross misconduct.'"

Martin's misconduct was in three areas, and involved falsification of an employment application, falsification of statements to a manager's inquiry and a violation of the Metropolitan Council's drug and alcohol policy. The falsified information on Martin's application was not released.