ROBERTSON COUNTY, Texas — According to the probable cause statement for Waco Independent School District superintendent Marcus Nelson's arrest on March 6, a state trooper pulled him over because he was driving in the passing lane on US 190.
"Probable cause for the stop was left lane not passing. Traffic stop was conducted probable cause for search was odor of marijuana," the statement said.
The document said the probable cause search ended with the trooper finding marijuana in the passenger seat.
The statement said Nelson was pulled over around 9:25 p.m.
The Waco ISD Board of Trustees met for more than four hours in a closed session Tuesday to make a decision about Nelson's employment. The board adjourned after taking no action, and will continue its meeting Thursday at 6 p.m.
School board president Pat Atkins sent KCEN Channel 6 the following statement:
"Yes, I am hopeful we will have a resolution of this situation today.
Board members met with Dr. Nelson for approximately an hour. During the meeting, he seemed contrite and embarrassed, and he attempted to lay out ideas for a path forward for the district.
The board spent the remainder of the time in closed session discussing the matter among ourselves."
Expect more from KCEN Channel 6 as we update this story following tonight's meeting.