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Former Cobb School Bus Driver Cited for DUI While Transporting Kids

Marrietta man arrested last month after accident as he was taking 23 elementary children to school.

Marietta’s James Douglas Gurr was arrested on Feb. 4 after rear-ending a vehicle at the intersection of Holly Springs and Sewell Mill roads. Credit: Hunt Archbold
Marietta’s James Douglas Gurr was arrested on Feb. 4 after rear-ending a vehicle at the intersection of Holly Springs and Sewell Mill roads. Credit: Hunt Archbold

A former Cobb County schools’ bus driver was cited last month for following too closely, DUI and endangering a child by DUI, in connection with a morning accident in East Cobb while transporting 23 elementary school children.

As The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports, Marietta’s James Douglas Gurr was arrested on Feb. 4 after rear-ending a vehicle at the intersection of Holly Springs and Sewell Mill roads.

He was given a breath test at the scene of the accident and the results were higher than the legal limit of .08. Released from Cobb County jail the same day he was arrested, the 67-year-old Gurr is scheduled to be in Cobb State Court next month.

He resigned from Cobb schools in lieu of termination two days after his arrest.

Read more for the AJC here.
Steven Johnson March 27, 2014 at 11:19 AM
Great! Still doesn't leave the fact that he endangered students..But, hey, he resigned! Let that be a lesson to any other bus driver who feels the need to be drunk at 8 in the morning! Parents --- do not stand for this or tolerate this!! You must demand answers from the school on how they will avoid this in the future!!! Unacceptable Cobb County!!

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