Horry County Schools transportation director placed on paid administrative leave after DUI arrest

Horry County Schools transportation director placed on paid administrative leave after DUI arrest

HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) - The Horry County Schools transportation director has been placed on paid administrative leave following his arrest on a DUI charge, HCS spokesperson Lisa Bourcier said.

James Floyd Wright was given a $1,017 personal recognizance bond on DUI and seat belt violation charges during a bond hearing Friday morning. He was released from jail shortly after the court proceedings concluded.

Jail records show Wright, 57, was arrested by the South Carolina Highway Patrol and booked in the J. Reuben Long Detention Center around 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Jim Wright
Jim Wright (Source: JRLDC)

According to information from South Carolina Highway Patrol Cpl. Sonny Collins, a trooper stopped Wright for a traffic violation around 4:52 p.m. on S.C. 707 near Big Block Road.

The trooper allegedly smelled alcohol and gave Wright a field sobriety test, which he failed, Collins said.

Collins added that Wright was arrested for DUI and refused a breathalyzer.

According to Bourcier, Wright has been employed with HCS since 1985.

Wright’s next scheduled court appearance was not immediately known.

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