“We've never had it like this before”: the train driver controls the S-Bahn through Stuttgart with a blood alcohol content of 2.8 per thousand
Created: 12/16/2022, 7:46 p.m
By: Momir Takac
A driver of the S60 line steered his S-Bahn drunk through Stuttgart.
A train driver made an extraordinary alcohol test in Stuttgart.
With his S-Bahn he rushed past stations and did not let passengers get off.
Stuttgart – At Deutsche Bahn, people are appalled, the federal police speak of an “outstanding” fact: In Stuttgart, a man maneuvered his S-Bahn through the city while completely drunk.
While reports of drunken and rampaging passengers on S-Bahn trains are more common, this case is apparently taking on a new dimension.
After federal police officers stopped the 43-year-old on Thursday evening (December 15), the alcohol dispenser showed a whopping 2.8 per thousand alcohol in the blood.
"We've never had it like this before," said a spokeswoman for the federal police, who only remembered one case in which a drunk was sitting in a driver's cab, but did not control the train.
The train driver was not able to be questioned even on Friday morning.
Engine driver controls S-Bahn with 2.8 per thousand through Stuttgart
The police are glad that the blood alcohol drive didn't end worse.
The man started work on Thursday at 1:38 p.m. and was only taken off the road after he simply rushed through at the Rutesheim stop.
A woman then alerted the police.
Your daughter was apparently on the S-Bahn.
Before that, the drunk 43-year-old made a real chaos trip.
He is said not to have stopped at some stations, and he often did not open doors, or if he did, he did so too late.
During announcements, he is said to have made disparaging remarks about his job and employer.
Drunk train driver drives the S-Bahn to the end of an unplanned loop
The drunk driving ended at Korntal-Münchingen station.
Previously, the S-Bahn driver had let all passengers get off at the final stop in Weil der Stadt and then made an unplanned loop.
After taking a breathalyzer test, he was taken to a hospital.
He also stated that he had been drinking alcohol before starting work.
The man is now being investigated on suspicion of dangerous intervention in rail traffic.
According to Deutsche Bahn, the employee will no longer be used in driving operations until further notice.
The driver's license will be withdrawn immediately and handed over to the Federal Railway Authority, said a spokeswoman.
At the beginning of 2019, a drunk ICE driver missed the stop in Wittenberg.
The blood alcohol test had given a similarly high value.