Bus driver loses licence after positive drugs test

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A former Huyton Travel bus driver from Kirkby, Merseyside, who tested positive for cocaine after a road traffic collision, has had his professional driving licence revoked.

James Scott, 39, failed to attend two hearings into his conduct and has lost his entitlement to drive professionally.

Deputy Traffic Commissioner, Miles Dorrington, revoked his entitlement to drive public service vehicles and his provisional heavy goods vehicle licence with immediate effect on May 19, 2016.

The incident was reported to the Traffic Commissioner’s Office by Mr Scott’s previous employer, Huyton Travel Ltd.

On January 16, 2016, Mr Scott was driving one of the company’s buses on a straight road when he veered off to the right and collided with a parked car. He subsequently collided with a camper van before mounting the pavement and crashing into a wall.

Police attended the scene of the collision and Mr Scott tested positive for cocaine while he was on the bus.