Bus driver arrested for possession of drugs while students on bus

Darryl Spearman

A Southern High School bus driver gets arrested for allegedly 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. 

Darryl James Spearman, 48, was arrested on May 3 after being caught behind the wheel of a Department of Education school bus under the influence of meth.

A situation that could have ended tragically and put the lives of several children at risk.

On May 3, Guam Police Department officers responded to a school employee who reported that Spearman appeared to be under the influence.

Spearman was ordered to turn off the bus. The children inside then exited the bus.

Court documents state the officer noticed he appeared to be sweating profusely, had red watery eyes, slurred speech and could not stand upright without assistance.

Spearman allegedly failed to pass a Standardized Field Sobriety Test.

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

Spearman 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.