Richmond County schools transportation manager charged with DUI, marijuana possession

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A Richmond County school system transportation department manager was arrested early Sunday and charged with DUI and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.

Janet Blue-Freeman was arrested about 1 a.m. on Windsor Spring Road, according to a Richmond Coun­ty Sheriff’s Office report.

Blue-Freeman is an operational manager 2 and is responsible for the overall planning of routes and distribution of drivers on routes. She also certifies new bus drivers in conjunction with the Georgia State Patrol, according to Deputy Super­inten­dent Tim Spivey.

Spivey said Blue-Freeman does not operate a school bus on a daily basis but is qualified and drives one when there is an extreme emergency.

School system employees who are charged with a DUI are usually issued a letter of advisement. Spivey said his staff has not yet issued Blue-Freeman any discipline or an advisement letter but will review information from the sheriff’s office and consult with the board attorney.

Spivey said Blue-Freeman took a vacation day Monday and was not at work.

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AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 06/03/13 - 09:15 pm
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This could explain a lot. And

This could explain a lot. And raises a few questions, too, obviously. I realize she was Blue before, but she's even more blue now-if she has noticed what is going on around her, that is. Vacation Day? I'd take an educated guess that someone with those alleged habits wasn't working when she was at work.

mycomments
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mycomments 06/03/13 - 10:35 pm
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$48,785.88, her salary...

And for that we get consistently late to school buses. How many teachers make that kind of money? Our schools need a complete overhaul. Sad...until something is done with the institution that spends 8 hours a day with our children, our community will continue to suffer the effects.

Dixieman
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Dixieman 06/04/13 - 05:14 am
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So what?

I really don't care what people do on their time off (1 a.m. Sunday on Windsor Spring Road) as long as they show up coherent and sober on Monday morning and do their job well. How many readers here want to be promoted/demoted/fired based on what they do off the job? I sure don't.

palmetto1008
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palmetto1008 06/04/13 - 05:40 am
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What does her salary have to
Unpublished

What does her salary have to do with it?

freeradical
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freeradical 06/04/13 - 05:50 am
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Anything Goes !

Thats right , who cares if she gets her sorry behind thrown in the

can on her private time ?

Being locked in a cage is after all the ultimate in compartmentalization .

This is America you know .

And anything now goes .

Anything .

nocnoc
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nocnoc 06/04/13 - 07:34 am
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Dixieman - agree and disagree with your comment.

What a person does LEGALLY AT HOME is his or her business. YES.

But a DUI and being in possession of a "currently" controlled substance while driving on a public street puts others in harms way and is a Criminal act.

Besides DUI / Substance abuse Criminals have no place working in a school system.

Although if the RC-BOE follows past precedents, she would have been better off stealing $$$$. Then she would have only gotten transferred.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 06/04/13 - 07:34 am
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Stone vs. Drunk - While we

Stone vs. Drunk - While we are at it.

Marijuana/Cannabis/THC effects duration

1st Buzz 1 - 10 mins

Getting Stoned 5 - 10 mins

Stoned 15 - 30 mins

Drifting 45 - 180 mins

Stumbling / Hallow feeling 2 - 24 hrs

=========================

Compared to Alcohol
BAC for drinking is usually ZERO after 60 to 90 mins per drink.
8-12 hours if you are wasted or binge drinking.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 06/04/13 - 07:35 am
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mycomments - mycomments - mycomments ;-)

Did you say $48,785.88

;-)

Meant as humor... done it myself a number of times.

GiantsAllDay
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GiantsAllDay 06/04/13 - 07:44 am
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Dicieman, I'm with you on

Dicieman, I'm with you on this one. Check out this little clip. Don't discount just because it's Bill Maher. Remember he is only the messenger.
http://youtu.be/5YymN6KH8u4

oldredneckman96
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oldredneckman96 06/04/13 - 08:46 am
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Busted Bus Head
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Again, one more piece of trash, large and in charge in goverment. Fire her, fire the person who hired her. Drugs are killing this country. A drunk pot head is not what we want or need anywhere near schools.

Watermedic
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Watermedic 06/04/13 - 09:31 am
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Illegal Drugs

I believe that the possession of Marijuana will take care of the employment part. The DUI will get her CDL license revoked. The school system should also require a drug screen to see if she has been partaking of said marijuana. If so, the no tolerance rule will sink her.

If not, I will bet that the door will be busted down at the next school board meeting!

internationallyunknown
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internationallyunknown 06/04/13 - 10:26 am
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Weren't those students in CC

Weren't those students in CC drunk on a school trip? Many supported them...

DUI is a BROAD term...did the article mention what the "influence" was?

Many moms pop pills and take their children to school.

How many teachers teach under the influence of prescription meds?

What's the difference in all of this???

Many teachers make over her salary....which I fail to see what it has to do with this situation.

David Parker
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David Parker 06/04/13 - 11:13 am
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ARC BOE's Finest right?

ARC BOE's Finest right?

billjones1
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billjones1 06/04/13 - 04:29 pm
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What You Should Know.

I have a very good source that is in the know at the county. The reason for me that it is a big deal is she was driving a county vehicle during the crime. Why be in that vehicle at 1am in the first place. If that is the kind of people working there then God help our children.

Gage Creed
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Gage Creed 06/04/13 - 07:50 pm
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What's the difference in all

What's the difference in all of this???

If you REALLY don't understand the difference...you never will

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