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Denver-Area Bus Driver Accused Of DUI

DENVER – Darren Pettee (Pet-TEE’), a Denver-area bus driver accused of driving on his route while under the influence of alcohol, is due to appear in court.

He was a contract driver for the Regional Transportation District and was taken into custody on 1st of September after a passenger reported that he ran a stop sign and was driving recklessly.

On Friday, he was again taken into custody after Denver prosecutors said they would file a felony charge of endangering public transportation rather than just a misdemeanor DUI charge. They allege that Pettee has had at least 2 prior DUI offenses.

According to the court documents, his BAC level was almost 3 times the legal limit when he was taken into custody. He told authorities that he thought he had consumed a half gallon of vodka the day prior to his arrest.

He has not commented on the allegations.

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Aaron Bortel is a Lawyer in the San Francisco Bay Area. He’s been a Criminal Defense attorney for over 25 years whose practice is dedicated exclusively to DUI law. He has offices in Marin County and San Francisco and defends his clients in all Bay Area Courts and at DMV.