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TTC bus driver who lost license after breath test awaits word on job status

TORONTO - Toronto transit officials are still pondering the fate of a driver who lost her driver's licence for three days following a roadside breath test.

TORONTO - Toronto transit officials are still pondering the fate of a driver who lost her driver's licence for three days following a roadside breath test.

Some reports suggest a decision on whether to fire the unidentified driver will be made today. But Toronto Transit Commission spokesman Kevin Carrington says there's no timetable for a decision.

The driver, believed to be in her 40s, was behind the wheel of a bus last Friday when police were alerted to her erratic driving.

Police have said the driver was not legally impaired, but had enough alcohol in her system to warrant the three-day licence suspension.

Carrington adds that because this is an internal TTC investigation, any decision regarding the driver's job status will not be made public.

Last Friday's incident follows a series of embarrassments for the transit commission, including photos of workers sleeping on the job and Commissioner Adam Giambrone abandoning his mayoralty campaign due to a sex scandal.

The TTC has launched a public-relations blitz to improve relations with commuters, with consultations being held to give transit users a chance to complain about the service.