Driver Fails Drug Test After School Bus Crash

A bus driver is now facing charges for a crash that sent all 51 students on board to the hospital.

Police in Bullitt County have now arrested the bus driver, Tammy Capps, for DUI and endangering children. Police say Capps tested positive for marijuana after last week's crash.

Originally police said the crash happened because Capps was distracted, trying to break up a fight between two students. The bus dropped off the side of the road and tuned over.

None of the children's injuries was serious.

Capps has also been fired by the school system.


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  • by Joey Location: Lex on May 27, 2008 at 11:41 AM
    Hey Andy; go ahead and fire up another one and think that it does no harm. By the way, she was responsible for the safety of the kids so I don't care if it stayed in her system for 15 to 45 days; SHE STILL USED IT! What don't you people understand about illegal drugs? I guess being high all the time like you are makes you immune to laws? STUPID PEOPLE!
  • by Andy on May 27, 2008 at 05:23 AM
    This is bull (edited). I never known or seen anyone impaired by pot.Its impossible.people that don't know what they are talking about think folks get drunk,like people who drink.Pot is harmless,for those who use it, and those around them.Ignorance is a bliss full thing.The hall mark of the bapitist democrat.
  • by Anonymous Location: Lexington on May 26, 2008 at 05:57 PM
    Testing positive for THC in her system doesn't automatically mean that was the cause of the crash. As someone mentioned earlier, it can stay in your system for a month and still fail a drug test...that doesn't mean she was high as a kite when the crash happened. Should she be fired, undoubtedly because she shouldn't be working with kids and do these things. But do I think that was the definitive cause of the crash, doubtful. I think the citizens of Bullitt County shouldn't just take the "weed" reason as the definitive answer for why this crash happened, and DEMAND a full investigation continue and that the police not just stop investigating due to this drug test, because that happens often. They find one loose "reason" and then the case is closed, when that wasn't really it. Having never smoked it myself, I can't attest to its affects, but I've heard many cops say that pot smokers are some of the most careful drivers on the road because of the paranoia they get while high.
  • by BLACKSHEEP Location: EVERYWHERE on May 26, 2008 at 05:21 PM
    JUST GO AHEAD AND SLAP HER ON THE WRIST(YOU DO TO EVERYONE ELSE). DO YOU THINK THAT IT WILL CHANGE ANYTHING? OUT OF THE 51 STUDENTS, HOW MANY OF THE THOSE PARENTS USE DRUGS? TO ME THEY NEED IT HAVE THOUGHER PENALTIES FOR AND ONE WHO DRINKS OR USES DRUGS WHILE DRIVING ANYTHING. IM SICK AND TIRED OF HEARING PEOPLE GETTING THIER 3RD OR 4TH DUI AND THEY ARE STILL FREE. SEND THEN NORTH TO CANADA (ABOVE THE ARTIC CIRCLE) FOR ABOUT 10 YEARS. AFTER BEING WITH NO ONE, THAT MIGHT CURE THEM.
  • by school bus driver on May 26, 2008 at 09:15 AM
    she knew im sure of the zero tolerance to drug use yes fire her get her out of the job and every one that drives for a living not just bus drivers people she was arrested that means she must have been under the influence of the drug at the time.not just in her system put her in jail and show that this type of thing is not accecptable. it is our kids and lives at stake
  • by Jack Location: Pike County on May 25, 2008 at 06:38 AM
    Wouldn't it have been wonderful if this driver had failed that drug test BEFORE this accident happened.
  • by me Location: kentucky on May 24, 2008 at 07:29 PM
    mr. or miss ur wrong. to:legalization 420. i am 21 years old an i can say i have never smoked a joint or been around trashy people that smoke it .not ever one is the same....
  • by Jamie Location: Lexington on May 24, 2008 at 09:41 AM
    I agree with legalization. The fact that there is some detectable amount of thc in her system means nothing but perhaps everybody will feel better if we turn her into a criminal
  • by Jenny on May 24, 2008 at 05:16 AM
    Bus drivers Do Not make enough money for all the responsibility that they have each day. Unless they have another job to supplement their income, they cannot make it on such low wages. I believe we would have more qualified people to apply if the systems paid more. Children can become very unruly and I don't know how most bus drivers can concentrate and keep a small bit of control. Lets not judge all drivers like the few that make devastating choices. But, treat our dedicated and caring bus drivers with the respect they deserve. And I agree wth being drug tested, if a driver has nothing to hide, the shouldn't care. Our children are our future and we need to thank a good bus driver for being a part of the education they receive each day.
  • by Legalization Location: 420 on May 23, 2008 at 09:02 PM
    You people make me laugh. Like none of you have ever smoked a joint or been around it. My lord. Before we are so quick to judge think about this. One time smoking marijuana and it stays in your system for 15-45 days. So even though she MAY not have fired up in a month and could have been completely sober at the time, you all are ready to burn her on the cross. Maybe she really was trying to break up a fight? Have anyone of you been on a school bus lately? I haven't in 15 years but even back then the kids were so rowdy. I know I would never want to be a bus driver, not because they are under appreciated, not because they are underpaid, not because of the responsibility, but just because of all those rowdy, disrespectful, and sometimes downright dangerous kids. Your kids. Would the bus driver still be to blame if it was your kids fighting and distracting her and causing the wreck?
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