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TTC driver becomes first to fail random drug test

NEWS STAFF | posted Friday, Jun 23rd, 2017

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File photo of a TTC sign. CITYNEWS.
For the first time since it introduced random drug testing, a TTC driver has failed a test.

TTC spokesperson Brad Ross confirmed the test was carried out on Saturday and the transit commission was only notified of the positive test on Wednesday.

It’s not known what kind of TTC vehicle the employee was operating or what substance they tested positive for.

The unidentified employee has been suspended with pay pending a disciplinary hearing.

Since the TTC began random drug testing on May 8, more than 300 TTC staff have been tested with a total of eight employees have tested positive for banned substances – two for alcohol and six for drugs.

Ross also confirmed that TTC CEO Andy Byford’s name was recently pulled for a random test and his result came back negative.

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