Driver charged in May with reckless driving

By Curt Autry - bio | email
Posted by Terry Alexander - email

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - GRTC President John Lewis tells us the rule is a simple one - bus drivers are supposed to report any "charge," immediately to their supervisor but he says - he only became aware of the May 22 reckless driving charge against Teresa Jones when we told him. She never reported it.

Court papers indicate Jones was driving her personal vehicle 55 mph in a 35 mile-an-hour zone, and not wearing a seatbelt. She paid a fine and attended a driving class, and the charge was dismissed. But now after this latest accident - a fatal one - it's Jones that could be dismissed. Lewis, who is in Florida on business Monday, tells us a disciplinary hearing is coming soon.

"We have finished our internal investigation, there will be a disciplinary hearing, that will be the next step and then it will follow the process outlined in our union contract," said Lewis.

Jones is scheduled to be in court on Wednesday at 8:45 a.m., to face her most recent reckless driving charge. Right now she remains on paid administrative leave at GRTC.

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