Monday, March 26, 2007

Brake Check...

WINSTED: School bus driver charged with hitting brakes to quiet students

A school bus driver accused of slamming on the brakes to quiet a dozen students on board earlier this month turned herself in to police Friday night after a warrant was issued for her arrest.

Wendy Middlebrook, 33, of Royer Street, was released after posting a $25,000 court-set bond. She is due to appear in Bantam Court April 2, when she will be arraigned on 12 counts of risk of injury to a minor .

According to court documents and police, Middlebrook was bringing students home from the Hinsdale Elementary School on the afternoon of March 13 when she tried, unsuccessfully, to get the youths on board to pay attention to her. She was about to drop off several of the students at an after-school program on Lake Street when she stopped the bus suddenly, police said.

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