Tecumseh Bus Superintendent Arrested for Allegedly Driving School Bus While Intoxicated
KOKH - February 12, 2024 6:32 am
TECUMSEH- (KOKH) — A Tecumseh bus driver is now facing charges after allegedly driving a school bus while intoxicated.
“They received a call from a parent who had a child on the bus who said that they could smell alcohol on the bus driver’s breath,” said J.R. Kidney, Chief of Police for the Tecumseh Police Department.
Tecumseh police said they received a call around 10am Thursday from the school district’s superintendent alerting them of what was going on. Police said the driver was unloading the bus at the high school when officers made contact with him.
“He was afforded the opportunity to take a field sobriety [test] and he refused to take that test, and so the officers were able to determine that he was under the influence and went ahead and placed him under arrest,” he said.
Police confirmed the identity of the bus driver as Jeramy Tucker.
“Jeramy is, from what I understand, the Bus Superintendent, and then he was also driving the bus,” he said.
Tecumseh School District Superintendent Robert Kinsey was not available for interview, but provided a statement, in part saying the driver was immediately suspended from duty, adding that “Tecumseh Public Schools believes that it is unacceptable for an employee of the district to endanger our students in any way.”
Police said Tucker is facing charges of actual physical control of a motor vehicle and child endangerment.