North Georgia school bus driver accused of DUI while heading to pick up kids

While driving on her way to pick up children, a Bartow County school bus driver is accused of driving under the influence of drugs, authorities said.

Sharon Fisher was arrested and charged with DUI after allegedly swerving back and forth along Red Top Mountain Road around 2 p.m. Monday, Emerson police told Channel 2 Action News. Witnesses told police she nearly hit cars while driving.

Sharon Fisher was arrested on a DUI charge while driving a school bus on the way to pick up children, authorities said.
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

Police told Channel 2 she failed a field sobriety test, but Fisher denies abusing prescription drugs or using any illegal drugs, saying she’s confident a drug test will come back negative. Her husband said there was an issue with the windshield wipers, which caused her to briefly cross the center line of the road.

“She’s the straightest goody two-shoes person I’ve ever met in my life,” he told Channel 2. “She does an occasional muscle relaxer — 5 mg, which the doctor prescribes, and they know about that.”

The Bartow County School District sent a statement to the news station that said: “The Bartow County School System is diligently looking into the matter that’s currently under investigation by an outside agency. Ms. Fisher is on leave pending that investigation.”

Fisher bonded out of jail for $2,924 Tuesday, according to Bartow County Jail records. 

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