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Police Captain Found Guilty of Illegal Bus Passing

April 27, 2011  | 

Capt. Bruce Thomas Gentry, 43, of the Smithfield (N.C.) Police Department, has been found guilty of illegally passing a stopped school bus in December.

Gentry received a 45-day suspended sentence, reports The Herald. He was issued the traffic citation on Dec. 17, when witnesses say he drove his police cruiser past a bus that was stopped and had its red lights on.

Misty Ricard, the mother of a 10-year-old boy who was crossing the street to board the bus, said she had to yell her son's name to prevent him from stepping out in front of Gentry's car. Once Ricard's son had boarded the bus, she followed the car and wrote down the license plate number on a gum wrapper. She identified Gentry as the driver in court.

Source: The Herald.


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