Driver Cuts Past Stopped School Bus in “Blatant Disregard for Safety,” Video from Prosecutor’s Office Shows

A New Jersey driver was captured on dashcam video swerving around a stopped school bus while children were boarding, authorities say. 

A motorist on County Line Road in Lakewood captured the driver in a green Ford F-150 pickup truck cutting out from the line of vehicles that had stopped for the school bus, which had its flashing lights on, crossing the double yellow line and speeding past the bus. 

It happened at around 7:30 a.m., as children were boarding the bus, authorities said. 

Investigators at the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office said they were "amazed at the driver's blatant disregard for the safety of others and the New Jersey motor vehicle statutes." 

Prosecutors worked with Lakewood police to investigate, and quickly identified and located the 36-year-old driver, a Lakewood resident. 

The driver was issued summonses for reckless driving, improper passing, passing a stopped school bus and driving with a suspended license. He's next expected in court on June 11. 

The video was first published by the Lakewood Scoop. 

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