Georgia school bus driver allegedly crashes taking students home; faces 42 charges including DUI

PICKENS COUNTY, Ga. — A Georgia school bus driver allegedly crashed a bus on Friday afternoon while taking students home from school. He is facing 42 charges including driving under the influence.

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The Georgia State Patrol told WSB-TV that Jeffrey Tucker, 59, was driving children home from school around 4:30 p.m. Friday afternoon when he allegedly drove off the road and into a ditch.

Multiple students were on the bus at the time of the crash but none of them were injured, according to WSB-TV.

Witnesses told WSB-TV that there were about 40 students on the bus asleep when the crash occurred.

Investigators believe that Tucker was allegedly drunk at the time of the crash. According to WSB-TV, the Pickens County School District in a statement on Friday said that Tucker was charged with driving under the influence, failure to maintain a lane and 40 counts of reckless conduct.

No further information has been released, including the status of his employment with the school district.

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