Woman to Wear ‘Idiot’ Sign for Passing Bus on Sidewalk

Nov 6, 2012 11:10am

 

The Cleveland woman who was caught on camera swerving onto a sidewalk in order to pass a school bus full of children will have to stand at the intersection wearing an “idiot” sign, a judge has ruled.

Shena Hardin, 32, received her sentence Monday in a Cleveland Municipal Court where she pleaded no contest to the charges of not stopping for a school bus and reckless operation on a street or highway.

Judge Pinkey S. Carr ordered Hardin to stand at the intersection of E. 38th Street and Payne Avenue next Tuesday and Wednesday mornings wearing a sign that says “Only an idiot drives on the sidewalk to avoid a school bus,” court records show.

The sign, according to the judge’s orders, must be written on 22 x 22 white poster board with the text written in all capital letters in black marker.  Hardin must wear the sign from 7:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. both days.

Cleveland Metropolitan School District bus driver Uriah Herron captured the video of Hardin driving on the sidewalk last September so that she wouldn’t have to stop to wait for the children in the school bus to load and unload, according to local ABC affiliate NewsNet5.

Hardin pleaded not guilty to the charges at a court hearing in September but reversed her plea in court Monday.

Judge Carr also ordered Hardin to pay $250 in court costs and suspended her license for 30 days, according to court records.

Neither Hardin nor her attorney, Eric Levy, returned messages for comment placed by ABCNews.com.

 

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