Crew's drug, alcohol tests came late

Crew members of the Cosco Busan, which hit a tower of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge last week, were not tested for drugs within the regulated 32-hour period after the collision, U.S. Coast Guard officials said today.

Once it was brought to the attention of the Coast Guard that the crew had not been drug tested, the tests were conducted within 53 hours of the accident, U.S. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Craig Bone said today during a news conference in Oakland.

Six members of the crew were tested for alcohol but not within two hours of the collision, as regulation requires, Bone said.

The pilot was tested for both alcohol and drugs within regulation time. All alcohol tests came back negative, but the drug test results have yet to come back, he said.

— Bay City News

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