Woman fined for leaving scene of school bus crash | DrumhellerMail
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Woman fined for leaving scene of school bus crash

    A Drumheller woman was fined $500 after pleading guilty for leaving the scene of an accident after backing into a school bus with children on board.
    Angela Baird appeared in provincial court in Drumheller on Friday, October 24. She amended her previous guilty plea to not guilty, and was sentenced.
    The court heard how on February 4, a school bus with passengers was in the left hand lane of north bound 2nd Street at the intersection of 3rd Avenue. Baird pulled alongside of the bus in the right hand lane. She backed the car into the side of the bus and then turned right on 3rd Avenue, leaving the scene.
    Judge Grieve questioned why the driver would leave the scene, and said that it was a selfish action, against what most people would do in the situation. A typical reaction would be to check to see if anyone was injured.
    Duty Council for Baird said that alcohol was not a factor in the collision. He explained she backed up to get traction in the  icy conditions.
    The judge agreed to a joint submission of a $500 fine. Baird was given until July 31, 2012 to satisfy the fine.

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