Greyhound releases statement about bus crash

The scene a bus crash on I-55 in Jackson 1/2/19. The driver was charged with DUI. (Source: WLBT)

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Greyhound Lines has released a statement following a bus crash and subsequent DUI arrest of one of its drivers this week in Jackson.

A Greyhound driver was charged with misdemeanor DUI Wednesday after the bus crashed about a mile from the bus station. Erika Nixon, 31, pleaded not guilty.

Our sister station, WLBT in Jackson, is reporting Greyhound communications specialist Crystal Booker issued the statement Friday:

"Greyhound employees are strictly prohibited from coming onto company premises, reporting to work or working with prohibited substances in their systems. Additionally, drivers and mechanics are subject to a drug and alcohol testing program that includes pre-employment screening as well as random, post-accident, reasonable cause, return to duty and follow-up physical examination testing in order to ensure the safety of customers and team members," said the bus company in the statement.

Nixon has worked for Greyhound for over three years and had no previous violations.

The incident occurred on a route headed from Jackson to Birmingham.