Man Pleads Guilty in School Bus Incident

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press


An 88-year-old Scott County man has pleaded guilty to passing a stopped school bus and striking and injuring two children.

Assistant District Attorney Steven Kilgore says Sammy Floyd Hunter pleaded guilty to the charge.

He says Hunter was sentenced to five years, with five years suspended and three years' probation. Hunter also surrendered his driver's license.

In July 2011, Hunter was charged with hitting two young girls with his vehicle as they got off a school bus in rural Scott County.

Shortly after his arrest, Sheriff Mike Lee said Hunter told authorities he was approaching the bus from the opposite direction of U.S. Highway 80 just east of Forest and did not realize the bus was stopped.


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