Bus Drivers’ DUI Arrests Prompt Action from Board of Education

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Bus drivers Jeffrey Tucker and Tammy Decerbo

PICKENS COUNTY, Ga – Jeffrey Tucker and Tammy Decerbo, the the two bus drivers arrested and charged with DUI, will now face disciplinary action from the Pickens County Board of Education (BOE).

On Tuesday August 24th, the Pickens County BOE released a statement, detailing the county’s response to their DUI arrests.Press Release from Pickens County BOE

Georgia State Patrol arrested Tucker after he registered .03 on the Breathalyzer. In Georgia, the legal limit for commercial vehicle drivers is .04% blood alcohol levels. Consequently, the BOE has decided to terminate Tucker’s employment.

Jeffrey Tucker, bus driver arrested for DUIDecerbo faces DUI and failure to maintain lane charges. According the Pickens County BOE, there were no indication that she drove her school bus while under the influence. Despite this, the BOE has decided to suspend her until the charges pending against her are resolved.Tammy Decerbo

These two arrests have caused the BOE to review their bus related policies, procedures, and protocols. Furthermore, the BOE will be providing additional training to their staff and outside consultants who play a role in transporting the children of Pickens County.

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