JASPER, Ga – On the afternoon of Friday, August 19th a Pickens County School District bus had an accident. This was a single vehicle accident, and none of the students needed medical accidents. There were no injuries either.
Afterwards, the Georgia State Patrol arrested Jeffrey Tucker, the bus driver, and initially charged him with DUI, failure to maintain lane, and 40 counts of reckless conduct. District personnel made contact by phone or have left messages for all parents with children on the bus.
Once law enforcement has completed its investigation, the district will conduct its own review into circumstances surrounding this event.
This is an ongoing investigation. At this time, this is all the information available.