The Three Village school bus driver who was busted for driving drunk with a flat tire on the Long Island Expressway will serve two years in prison, according to a report published Thursday in Newsday.
Robert Stundis, 48, of Bohemia, was convicted in December on charges including 12 counts of aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child in the vehicle and six counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Reports say he had a blood-alcohol content of .23; a half-empty bottle of vodka was found in the center console of the bus.
According to Newsday, Stundis was initially promised a one-year sentence by Judge James F.X. Doyle, who retired before Stundis could be sentenced. Judge John Iliou took over the case and on Thursday made a different offer to Stundis: two years in jail or withdraw the guilty plea and go to trial.
"I will take the two years," Stundis said. "I just want to say I'm sorry. I regret my actions."
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