On-duty MTA bus driver arrested for DWI in Brooklyn: police

BROOKLYN – An on-duty MTA bus driver has been arrested on a driving while intoxicated charge after passengers called authorities on him for operating erratically.

Authorities said the 24-year-old driver, identified as Lenny Lachman, had nine passengers on the bus early Sunday morning in Brooklyn.

Officers found the driver displaying signs of intoxication and tested his blood alcohol level (BAC), finding it above legal limits for driving.

Lachman has been charged with reckless driving, three counts of DWI, and operating a motor vehicle with a .08% BAC.

According to the DMV, law enforcement will charge you with DWI if your BAC is:

  • 0.08% and you’re 21-years-old or older.
  • 0.04% and you’re driving a commercial motor vehicle.
  • 0.02% and you’re younger than 21-years-old.

The AP contributed to this report