DEER PARK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A Long Island school bus driver who claims he was sick and not drunk when he was arrested for driving while intoxicated earlier this year is suing Nassau County for $10 million.
Michael Asseng, 48, was behind the wheel of a mini school bus in January when he crashed into a parked car in Farmingdale. The four children on board were not injured.
The Deer Park man said he passed three Breathalyzer tests, but was arrested for DWI and taken to a police precinct when he said he should have been rushed to a hospital.
“Paramedics said to the officer, ‘How many times are you going to continue to Breathalyze this man? He’s not drunk, he needs to go to a hospital.’ That police officer told them to get lost,” Asseng said.