Stuyvesant man accused of passing school bus unloading children

Stuyvesant man arrested for passing school bus unloading children

NEW YORK STATE POLICE

Major Richard L. Mazzone

Troop K Commander

PRESS RELEASE

Kinderhook, New York – On March 4, 2019, the New York State Police from the Kinderhook barracks arrested Mark K. Crispino, age 55, of Stuyvesant, NY, for Reckless Endangerment in the 2nd degree, a class A misdemeanor, Reckless Driving, an unclassified misdemeanor, Imprudent Speed, Failure to Stop for a School Bus, and Improper Passing on the Right, all vehicle and traffic law violations.

In February, Troopers responded to the Ichabod Crane School District Transportation Department for a complaint of a vehicle that had passed a stopped school bus on the right-hand side while completing afternoon bus routes.

Video surveillance on the bus showed a black sedan recklessly passing on the right shoulder while two children were exiting the bus on the same side. The vehicle made no attempt to stop, and continued to proceed down State Route 9.

Snowy conditions prevented the license plate from being seen. However, after an extensive investigation the suspect vehicle was identified, and Crispino was determined to have operated the vehicle recklessly.

Crispino was issued an appearance ticket returnable to the town of Kinderhook Court on March 18, 2019, at 7:00 p.m.

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