A Brooklyn man was arrested and issued a desk appearance ticket in connection with last week incident where he drove purportedly using the sidewalk to go around parked school buses.
Samuel Itzkowitz, 23, was charged with four misdemeanor counts of reckless endangerment, reckless driving, failure to stop for a school bus, and driving on the sidewalk.
NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea tweeted congratulating the arrest writing, “Driving on the sidewalk to avoid a stopped school bus is every kind of wrong. Thankfully, no one was hurt and the driver has been found and arrested for Reckless Endangerment & other charges. Great work by the @NYPD66Pct Detective Squad.”
As reported last week, a video surfaced online showing of a driver purportedly using the sidewalk to go around parked school buses, coming within inches of young children.
The video was recorded at the Vizhnitz Cheder on 53rd Street in Borough Park, where the buses were dropping off children.
The kids can be seen walking toward the entrance when the driver approaches and waits for several to run in front of the vehicle before speeding past them.