Bus driver overcome by heroin fumes

LAST UPDATED: 18 Sep, 2008 @ 13:26

A BUS driver was forced to make an unscheduled stop at his local hospital emergency unit after being overcome by heroin fumes from drugs smoked by passengers.

Paco Rios started to pass out an hour into the journey from Cádiz to El Puerto de Santa María.

So concerned was he that he abandoned his route and headed for hospital where he was treated for nausea and dizziness.

Rios – a union health and safety rep – was released after two hours and reported the matter to local police.

A transport union spokesman said: “Everyone has the right to safe working conditions.

“The driver repeatedly warned the passengers to stop smoking drugs but they ignored him. It’s not the first time this has happened on this route.”

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