MTA Driver Charged With DWI After Bus Crashes Into Cars In Brooklyn

August 06, 2018 - 2:56 pm

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- A driver for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is accused of being drunk and crashing his bus into several parked cars in Brooklyn.

It happened early Sunday morning near Flatlands Avenue and 56th Street.

No one on the B82 bus was hurt.

Sources tell the New York Post that police seized two bottles of vodka -- one open and one sealed -- and Lenny Lachman's blood alcohol reading was more than three times the legal limit.

Lachman has been charged with three counts of driving while intoxicated and reckless driving.

Lachman was hired by the MTA last year.

The agency said it has a zero tolerance policy on this type of alleged behavior and Lachman has been suspended without pay.