Each of the drivers was caught by video on the buses, according to police reports. Three of the four incidents happened on Jelliff Road near Ponus Ridge Road, and another was at Main Street and Burdis Avenue, police said.
Bus drivers came to police with the surveillance videos on June 2 to report the incidents. Each driver was charged with passing a stopped school bus, an infraction, after police contacted the driver.
In each case, police said, the driver passed the bus after the bus's stop sign was extended and lights were flashing.
New Canaan police gave these accounts (accusations not proven in court) of each incident:
- At an unspecified time on June 4 near the intersection of Main Street and Burdis Avenue, James Carlucci, 21, of Turner Hill Road
On various parts of Jelliff Mill Road near Ponus Ridge Road:
- 3:12 p.m., May 23 — Debra Wendt of South Springdale Court in Norwalk was driving in the opposite direction.
- 4:08 p.m., May 28 — Paul Ingraham, 82, of North Street in Greenwich was driving in the opposite direction.
- 7:32 a.m., May 29 — Colette Pellegrini-De Paur, 18, of Jelliff Mill Rd., was driving in the opposite direction.