Shelby Co. school bus driver arrested for DUI - WVTM-TV Birmingham, AL

Shelby Co. school bus driver arrested for DUI

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A Shelby County school bus driver was arrested for DUI.

Debra Rigsby Palmer, 54, of Helena, was arrested at 6:23 a.m. Tuesday on Hillsboro Parkway South. She was charged with driving under the influence.

Palmer is a bus driver employed by the Shelby County Board of Education. Shelby County authorities say the officer saw her swerving in the road and stopped her allegedly on her way to work. 

Palmer has been released from jail on bond.

Cindy Warner, public relations supervisor for Shelby County Schools, said the driver has been placed on administrative leave following the incident.

"The school district recognizes the gravity of the situation and is taking all necessary steps to address this issue," she said.

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