Drunk Bus Driver Set for Friday Sentencing

Robert Stundis pleaded guilty to 12 counts of Leandra's Law violation in December.

Update: Sentencing was postponed until March 14, according to the District Attorney's office.

Original story: A man driving a Three Village School District bus on three wheels last fall, with a blood alcohol nearly three times the legal limit, will be sentenced on Friday after pleading guilty.

Robert Stundis, of Bohemia, admitted to 12 violations of Leandra's Law: driving drunk with children in a vehicle. The 48-year-old was caught by Suffolk County Sheriffs when 911 received several reports of a mini-bus – owned by Acme Bus Company, which services the district – swerving on the Long Island Expressway on Oct. 10.

Stundis also pleaded guilty to six charges of endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor, along with charges of DWI and aggravated DWI.

He entered his plea on Dec. 12 of last year.

Officers had administered a series of sobriety tests at the time Stundis was pulled over and said he was intoxicated. A breathalyzer test revealed a blood-alcohol content of .23, nearly three times the legal limit of .08.

No children were on board the bus at the time of his arrest, however Stundis allegedly admitted he had dropped off students earlier in the day; the last student he had dropped off was a half hour before he was pulled over.

Police also discovered an open bottle of vodka on the bus.


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