Train driver sacked after youth takes controls

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17 January 2005 , BERLIN - Berlin's commuter train company on Monday fired a driver who let a 16-year-old schoolboy take the controls of a train over the weekend. The company said the 25-year-old driver had grossly violated company regulations in the incident which occurred on Saturday. The incident was witnessed by another train company employee who immediately alerted police. "Such behaviour must be punished with the utmost severity," Berlin commuter train company spokesman Ingo Priegnitz said about the

17 January 2005

BERLIN - Berlin's commuter train company on Monday fired a driver who let a 16-year-old schoolboy take the controls of a train over the weekend.

The company said the 25-year-old driver had grossly violated company regulations in the incident which occurred on Saturday. The incident was witnessed by another train company employee who immediately alerted police.

"Such behaviour must be punished with the utmost severity," Berlin commuter train company spokesman Ingo Priegnitz said about the dismissed driver. "We do not want to have such an employee."

Berlin's commuter train services were in the headlines in November 2003 after a 19-year-old succeeded in hijacking one train and driving it through the German capital.

DPA

Subject: German news

 

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