Not what parents want to hear: school bus driver on drugs.
That’s the story in Madison county, a school bus driver arrested for driving the bus while high on something according to State Troopers. 40 year old James Watwood arrested early yesterday after running of the road and hitting a mail box with the bus. No one hurt. He’s charged with driving under the influence of a prescription drug. It’s embarrassing for Madison schools because it turns out Watwood had a prior record — pleading guilty back in 2010 for possession of pain pills. Madison County Schools Superintendent did not take questions from reporters but issued a statement saying Watwood quit and his actions are not acceptable, but the superintendant did not say if the schools had checked his background and or if they knew about Watwood’s prior drug conviction before letting him drive a bus.