Weird news: Woman who drove on sidewalk ordered to wear "Idiot" sign

A judge offers an unusual sentence for a woman who pleaded guilty to not stopping for a school bus

By Prachi Gupta
November 8, 2012 12:22AM (UTC)
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32-year-old Shena Hardin was arrested on Sept. 11 for driving on a sidewalk to circumvent a school bus, which according to bus driver Uriah Herron, Hardin did several times. In Cleveland Municipal Court this week, Hardin pleaded guilty to not stopping for a school bus and reckless operation.

In addition to issuing Hardin a fine for $250 and suspending her license for 30 days, a judge has ordered that Hardin wear a sign that says "Only an idiot would drive on the sidewalk to avoid the school bus." Hardin must wear the sign "near the location of the crime for an hour per day, next Tuesday and Wednesday morning," according to Fox 8.


Prachi Gupta

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