Court orders reckless driver to wear 'idiot' sign

Video screengrab shows a person driving a car on the sidewalk to get around a school bus. (YOUTUBE)

Video screengrab shows a person driving a car on the sidewalk to get around a school bus. (YOUTUBE)

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Instead of a dunce cap in the corner, an Ohio woman will have to wear an "idiot" sign at an intersection as punishment for driving on the sidewalk.

Shena Hardin, 32, was caught on a cellphone camera as her car swerved onto the sidewalk to get around a bus picking up and dropping off children on East 38th Street in Cleveland. The bus driver was recording and police were ready because Hardin allegedly passed the bus on the sidewalk on a regular basis, Fox 8 reports.

She originally pleaded not guilty to charges of not stopping for a school bus and reckless operation of a vehicle but was convicted Monday, Fox 8 reports.

She received a $250 fine and a 30-day licence suspension, according to the report.

The judge also ordered Hardin to stand on a street near where the offence took place for an hour a day next Tuesday and Wednesday wearing a sign that reads: Only an idiot drives on the sidewalk to avoid a school bus."

 

 


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