AG Moylan investigating why DPW employed bus driver on drugs

Attorney General Douglas Moylan talks with the Pacific News Center on April 24 at his office in Tamuning. Photo by PNC's Leo Hsu

The Office of the Attorney General of Guam will be conducting an investigation into how an accused drug user was able to continue to operate a bus with the Department of Public Works.

As the Pacific News Center previously reported, Darryl James Spearman, 48, a bus driver stationed with Southern High School, was arrested on May 3 after driving a school bus full of children under the influence of drugs.

According to a magistrate’s complaint filed in the Superior Court of Guam, Spearman appeared to be sweating profusely, had red watery eyes, slurred speech and could not stand upright without assistance.

He allegedly failed to pass a Standardized Field Sobriety Test.

Court documents state Spearman had in his possession a container with a glass pipe and two baggies with a substance that later tested positive for meth.

He was charged with possession of a schedule II controlled substance, possession of a schedule II controlled substance within a drug free school zone and driving while impaired.

Guam Department of Education Acting Superintendent Judith Won Pat said she can’t comment as it is a personnel matter.

PNC has reached out to the Department of Public Works for comment and has yet to receive a response as of news time.

Attorney General Douglas Moylan told PNC that the case is being prosecuted. He also said that his office is conducting an investigation on the matter.