Ex-bus driver is charged | ParkRecord.com

Ex-bus driver is charged

A City Hall bus driver arrested while he was on duty May 15 was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, a class B misdemeanor.

The man was driving a bus in the Snyderville Basin at the time of his arrest, Summit County Sheriff Dave Edmunds said.

Snyderville Basin resident James S. Cameron, who is 50 years old, was booked into the Summit County Jail after he failed sobriety tests, Edmunds said.

Cameron’s blood-alcohol content was .21 grams, documents filed May 30 in Summit County Justice Court state.

No passengers were on the bus at the time of Cameron’s arrest, said Gail Laser, an attorney in Park City representing the suspect.

"He didn’t endanger anybody," Laser said in a telephone interview. "My client is mortified that he may have caused any concern."

Cameron "stopped driving as soon as he felt uncomfortable doing so," Laser said.

"He contacted dispatch [and] tried to act as responsibly as possible given the situation," she said. "We’re hoping for a reasonable and fair resolution."

The suspect was outside the bus when a deputy arrived, Edmunds said.

Cameron was fired, Park City Public Works Director Jerry Gibbs said.

Cameron’s next scheduled court date is June 23 in Summit County Justice Court.

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