KILLINGTON, Vt. â€” Two New York tour bus drivers allegedly under the influence of alcohol when they drove high school students to Vermont’s Killington Ski Area say they’re not guilty.
Thirty-seven-year-old Aleksey Gerasimov and 46-year-old Vladimir Ignatovich, both of Staten Island, N.Y., were released on conditions Monday after entering not guilty pleas.
The Department of Motor Vehicles took the two â€” and another United Coach of Staten Island driver â€” off the road Saturday after alcohol was detected in their systems.
Officials say Gerasimov and Ignatovich had blood alcohol levels above the legal limit for driving a commercial vehicle.
The Burlington Free Press says commercial drivers can be prosecuted when their blood alcohol content is 0.04 percent or more.
Information from: The Burlington Free Press, http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com
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