Thursday, January 3, 2019

Driver of Flipped Bus Charged w/DUI

JPD issued the following statement.

Erika Nixon, age 31, was arrested on yesterday evening for misdemeanor driving while under the influence (DUI), following an accident involving a Greyhound bus which she operated. The bus had overturned while attempting to merge onto Interstate 55 southbound from Pascagoula Street. Passengers were evacuated and some had to be transported for injuries however, none were reported as serious.

Nixon remains in custody and is awaiting her initial court appearance this morning.

Weather conditions were not favorable at the time and may have also been a factor, but could not yet be determined.








20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lawyers will have a field day with this one.

Anonymous said...

Under the influence of??? She looks like a weed-head.

Dead Freddie Mercury said...

Just about as frightening as you can get -- an impaired long haul bus driver.

One of the high points of my childhood was riding Greyhound buses deep into the heart of Texas one summer with my aunt and a cousin circa 1956. My recollection of Greyhound drivers was they were highly professional, they wore snappy outfits and commanded respect from their passengers.

Maybe they were all drunk but they looked sober. This poor woman, on the other hand, looks as though she was sniffing glue on the sly.

What has our culture come to?

I swore off booze for the New Year but I believe I am going to start back drinking directly.

Anonymous said...

Just looks pissed she got caught.

Anonymous said...

Misdemeanor driving while under the influence (DUI)?

StarRider said...

You would think DUI with a bus load of passengers would be a felony. One Call That's All phone ringing off the hook today.

Anonymous said...

Weather should "never be a factor" when it comes to commercial vehicles. You drive for the conditions, not the maximum posted speed.

That's like saying that it wasn't her fault because it was raining. BFD! Drive sober! Drive like a professional!

Calling For the People.

Anonymous said...

You would drink heavily too if you were a driver for Greyhound and had to put up the riff-raff on these busses.

Anonymous said...

A few years ago it changed from DWI to DUI -- not sure why. Driving while Intoxicated or Driving Under the Influence. Perhaps the Legislature should address this. The public really needs to know whether someone was drinking alcohol, consuming pills or other stuff, or smoking weed, or combinations thereof. These stats should effect laws, medical profession, etc.

Comercial Drivers License should be hard to obtain and still harder to ever regain once lost.

Anonymous said...

I know of a bus driver who works for a private bus company who has had his 13 yr old male child pee in a cup that he took with him and used for his drug test liquid. He pills heavily and is still employed and the owners know that he did this. Looks like they really don't give a crap about all the elementary through high schoolers this guy hauls all over the place.

StarRider said...

Just going from memory from the 1970's-the law formerly was DUI from .08 to .14, DWI from .15 and up. The DWI fine was higher I guess. No idea when
that changed.

Anonymous said...

01:14 pm - DUI is charged if the drug is know/unknown. Mandatory test will determine.

Anonymous said...

to 1:26.....well then go rat him out to his employer, or would you just rather tell stupid stories?

Anonymous said...


I predict a HUGE BLESSING from Tomie and many settlements out of court.

Better get the Escalades shiny !!

Anonymous said...

Don't take commerical transportation during Christmas or New Year. Peoples get depressed, sad, melnacoley so you have a higher percent of this of incident.

Anonymous said...

The bus tire tracks at the ramp show that the bus never turned right to enter I55 and instead drove straight off the road when the ramp curved. Must have been distracted or severely impaired to not be able to negotiate this minor curve. Passengers are lucky she made the mistake at a grassy median instead of at an elevated ramp in the I55/I20 stack.

Anonymous said...

When's the the deadline to make to the 2020 ballot? Someone needs to sign her up fast to fill in for Tater once he leaves. She is clearly leadership material for the MS GOP.

Anonymous said...

Hey, I thought Senator Terry Burton had a side job driving Greyhound when I read the headlines.

Anonymous said...

Passenger on WJTV said she was speeding.

Federal transportation regs are only .04 for DUI? Can anyone confirm?

Her facebook posts do not help her character.

Anonymous said...

10:43...ANY possession of or confirmed consumption of alcohol while on duty by ANY driver with ANY responsible company is a firing offense. Period. WJTV, DOT and Facebook are irrelevant here.

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