According to Dorchester County Sheriff James Phillips, on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, deputies from the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office responded to Toddville Back Street, Toddville, Md for a reported school bus in a ditch.
Upon arrival, it was learned that Bus # 54 had been driven into a ditch and become stuck. The driver of the school bus 52-year-old Scott Gordon Foxwell (DOB 06/07/1969) of 2827 Lakesville Crapo Road, Fishing Creek, Md. was found to have an odor of alcohol on his breath.
The responding deputy performed several Field Sobriety Checks on the suspect and he was arrested by Dorchester Deputy E. Otey for and charged with Driving while impaired by alcohol, driving while under the influence of alcohol, Negligent Driving, Driving a commercial vehicle under the influence of alcohol, driving a vehicle while impaired by alcohol and transporting a minor child, Reckless Driving and unsafe backing.
The suspect was released pending action by the District Court, there were no injuries to the occupants of the school bus at the time of the incident, according to the Sheriff.
Maryland court records reveal that Foxwell has pending felony burglary indictments from 2020 against him in Dorchester County Circuit Court where Cambridge attorney Christopher Robinson represents him. On November 3, 2000, Foxwell was found guilty of felony theft. Court records are available to bus companies with contracts with school systems to determine the suitability of those driving school children.