Local parents raised concerns after the school bus ended in a crash and DUI arrest. Chris Brazelton, 44 was transporting 10 students from Sparkman Middle School when he collided with another car and left the roadway. At the time of the crash, he had been with the school system for a year without incident. Brazelton stated the weekend beforehand that he was not feeling well. He was stopped by an employee after a concerned resident contacted the transportation department about him driving in an “unusual manner.”Brazelton failed at least one part of the field sobriety test and was taken to the Madison County Jail. Brazelton says that he is diabetic and that at the time of the incident, he was suffering a mini-stroke. On Tuesday, District Judge Ronald Smith dismissed Brazelton’s charges without prejudice “due to an inability to meet its burden of proof.” Although the charges are dropped, Brazelton is still facing a civil suit from the driver who was hit on that day.
What do you think about this incident, do you think that it is fair to have the bus driver’s charges dismissed, and do you think he should be allowed to drive a school bus again?