Theresa Douglas, Former Prince George's County, Md. Bus Driver, Sentenced To 10 Years With 5 Suspended In Prison For Crash Into Employee Lounge

9:08 PM, Oct 12, 2012   |    comments
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UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA) -- A former Prince George's County school bus driver was sentenced to ten years in prison with all but five suspended after driving her bus through the employee lounge at the Accokeek school bus lot last year.

Forty-one-year-old Theresa Douglas of Namejoy, Md. was convicted earlier of two counts of first-degree assault and one count of malicious destruction of property. She will have to serve five years of supervised probation after getting out of prison. Douglas will also have to undergo a psychological evaluation.

On December 14, 2011 Douglas went to work, boarded a bus and drove as if she were heading to fuel up the bus. She then, however, made a U-turn and slammed into a trailer used as an employee lounge. She was reportedly waiting for policed to come to the scene and calmly told them they could take her to jail.

At trial, the prosecution also showed a copy of her Facebook page with posts from the night before the crash, saying she was done fighting and talking and ready to go to jail.

Prince George's County State's Attorney Angela Alsobrooks had this to say about the incident, "This crime is the definition of absurd. Ms. Douglas used a 27,000 pound bus to exact revenge against a co-worker who was not even in the building"

The jury took about two hours before delivering a guilty verdict in the case.

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