Sharon McCready Fisher: Georgia school bus driver arrested on DUI while en route to pick up children Bartow County Schools. Observed driving erratically.
A Georgia school bus driver has been arrested after allegedly being under the influence of drugs while en route to pick up children.
Sharon McCready Fisher, a driver for Bartow County Schools, was pulled over by Emerson police after being spotted by witnesses driving erratically and nearly hitting several cars near Red Top Mountain Road circa 2 p.m. Monday, WSB-TV reported.
Fisher was pulled over while she had been making her way to pick up children during her afternoon route and giving a field sobriety test. She was arrested on misdemeanor charges of DUI-drugs, failure to maintain lane and reckless driving, the Daily Tribune News reported.
Offered Emerson Police Chief Kyle Teems, ‘No children were on the bus at the time of the stop’.
Fisher, who was released from custody Tuesday after posting bond, has been placed on leave pending an investigation, according to a school district spokeswoman.
Sharon McCready Fisher husband: ‘She does an occasional muscle relaxer, 5 milligrams, that the doctor prescribes, and they know that.’
Fisher’s husband, Steve Fisher has since denied his school bus driver wife using illegal drugs or abusing prescription medications.
‘She’s the straightest goody-two-shoes person I’ve ever known in my life,’ Fisher’s husband told WSB-TV. ‘She does an occasional muscle relaxer, 5 milligrams, that the doctor prescribes, and they know that.’
Fisher said she expects to return to her job once her drug test is found to be negative. She’s been employed by Bartow County Schools as a bus driver since June 2015. Prior to that position, she worked for three years for Fulton County Schools, according to her Facebook profile.
The incident has since led to some parents expressing distress.
‘That’s not acceptable,’ Deshon Roddy told WSB-TV. ‘That’s not acceptable at all … She was on-duty on the way to pick him up from his school. It’s kind of crazy. I don’t see how they let that slide.’
Roddy said he was relieved that Fisher was stopped by cops before reaching his son and other students.
‘You trust them with your kids,’ he continued. ‘That’s their lives. What would have happened if she would have made it? That’s definitely very scary.’