A bus driver serving Stewartsboro Elementary School has been charged with Driving Under the Influence after completing his school route. Jeffery Layne, 53, of Veterans Parkway in Murfreesboro was driving bus 110 which is owned by contractor Roy Dye, who employed the driver. Robert Rickman has more...
Murfreesboro Police were investigating Layne in connection with a reported hit-and-run accident in his private vehicle earlier that afternoon. Layne was questioned by police once he returned to school and was eventually charged with Driving Under the Influence.
School spokesperson James Evans says they understand that parents will be shocked and concerned about this troubling news, and the school district is equally shocked and concerned about the charges against the driver. He says the school district completes background checks on all drivers before they are cleared to drive. Layne was cleared to drive beginning in February 2013, and he has no other incidents on his record while driving for the school district. Robert Rickman, WGNS news.
The school district sent a message to the affected parents earlier this afternoon to notify them the bus driver was being investigated. A second message was sent to those parents Friday night with the information about the DUI charge. Rutherford County Schools will be on spring break next week, but Evans says parents with questions can call the district's central office Monday.