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San Francisco tour bus driver faces DUI charges

60-year-old Leon Maynard, a San Francisco tour bus driver from San Bruno, is facing OWI charges after he was pulled over by a police officer earlier this month when police saw him “struggling to steer the bus while holding the microphone”.

According to the prosecutors, Maynard pleaded not guilty to the charges arising from the incident that happened on 5th of July.

Maynard was driving a San Francisco Deluxe Sightseeing tour bus when a police officer asked him to stop near Stockton and Post streets on July 5, around 1:15 p.m. When the officers reached the bus, they saw 3 bottles of E&J Brandy on the windowsill of the bus. 2 of the 3 bottles were travel-sized and the 3rd one was bigger.

An intoxication test result showed Maynard’s BAC level at 0.21 percent. He is not in custody.

Superior Court Judge Samuel Feng ordered Maynard to appear in court. He is summoned to court for a pretrial hearing on 19th of August. The judge also ordered him not to drive a motor vehicle while the case is pending.

Outside the court, Maynard declined to comment on the case. On Monday, a call to San Francisco Deluxe Sightseeing was not returned.

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