DEKALB COUNTY, GA –
On Thursday morning, an off-duty police officer drove the wrong way down the interstate and crashed into a bus. The officer has now been relieved from duty with pay.
According to DeKalb County police, Officer Christopher J. Niezurawski was traveling northbound on the southbound lanes of Interstate 85 when the SUV he was driving struck a Greyhound bus that was traveling southbound between Interstate 285 and Pleasantdale Road shortly before 5 in the morning.
Niezurawski sustained minor injuries and had received medical attention and subsequently released from Grady Memorial Hospital. Police believes that Niezurawski was driving under the influence of alcohol at the time of the incident.
No one of the 30 bus passengers and the driver were injured in the accident.
Niezurawski faces charges of DUI, reckless driving, and operating a vehicle going the wrong way.
Niezurawski had been with the Atlanta Police Department since June 2004. He was relieved from duty with pay, pending the outcome of the investigation conducted by the department’s Office of Professional Standards.
The passengers of the bus were transferred to another bus and were transported to the Atlanta bus terminal after the incident. Most of the passengers said that the incident had shaken them up.
Dorothy Durham, a passenger of the bus, said that the other driver was going the wrong way and he could have killed everybody inside the bus.
The bus was traveling Richmond, Va., our Atlanta and a spokesperson from Greyhound said that the driver has been with their company since 1989.
Niezurawski was injured back in March 2011 after a car turned into his motorcycle in downtown Atlanta. He was on duty during that time.
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