STATEMENT MONDAY NOVEMBER 24TH FROM MILLER TRANSPORTATION OF LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY
Miller Transportation takes the safety of our passengers very seriously. It is our company's highest priority. As has been reported, Sunday, November 23rd, a driver with our company was stopped on the Blue Grass Parkway near Willisburg, Kentucky. Law enforcement officials are charging her with DUI, Wanton Endangerment and not having a prescription in the original labeled bottle.
Since the arrest, Miller Transportation has been in regular contact with law enforcement officials and the Elliott County School District and Elliott County High School. We discussed with school officials what took place, as well as reassuring them the passengers would get home safely, as they did Sunday night.
Based on our internal investigation, Miller Transportation believes the driver's condition Sunday was the result of a personal medical issue which did not involve alcohol or any illegal controlled substance. We also believe there is the possibility the charges may be dropped or lessened once the driver's lab results are finalized in five-to-six weeks.
Miller Transportation does have in place a federally mandated program to conduct random, routine drug and alcohol testing for all our drivers. We continue to cooperate fully with law enforcement as they investigate the circumstances of this case.
Our company apologized to the Elliott County School District and those passengers whose trip was disrupted. Miller Transportation took immediate steps Sunday to send our Director of Safety to the location where the motorcoach was stopped. He immediately completed the trip getting the teachers, parents and students home in a timely fashion.
(Source: Dan Ronan, Senior Director, Communications, Media and Marketing, American Bus Association - Washington D.C.