ABERDEEN - Margie Marie Davis, 30, of Aberdeen, was arrested Thursday by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and charged with two counts of failure to yield for a school bus.
The driver of the school bus recorded the tag number of a vehicle as it passed the same stopped school bus two days in a row. The bus driver then filed charges against the person driving the vehicle and she was arrested Thursday. The punishment for this crime is a misdemeanor and will carry a fine if Davis is found guilty.
Monroe County Coroner and school bus driver, Alan Gurley, expresses his concern for the safety of school children.
“There has been a lot of public outrage on the Monroe County Facebook Watch Page concerning school bus safety. There have already been several incidents during this school year. Bus drivers struggle to get tag numbers, but when they are preoccupied with the safety of children they often do not have time to record the numbers,” Gurley said.
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind everyone that passing a stopped school bus is against the law and you will be prosecuted. It poses a threat to innocent children, school bus drivers, other motorists and yourself. Slow down and stop.