STANFORD -- A Lincoln County school board member on trial for passing a stopped school bus that was unloading children was convicted and sentenced Friday for the 2002 misdemeanor.
David Hacker, 301 Martin Court, was found guilty after a bench trial, which he did not attend.
According to police reports and a complaint filed by bus driver Warren Anderson, Hacker drove past bus 934 on Lancaster Street in October 2002. Anderson reported that the bus's red lights were flashing as Hacker's brown Cadillac approached. Anderson said he blew his horn as the car passed, then started letting students exit. According to Anderson, he stopped the students from exiting before they could be struck when the car backed up past the bus and came to a stop again.
"Mr. Hacker motioned the students to cross, they watched me and I motioned them to cross. Mr. Hacker speed off, my lights still on, and he made a motion to me," wrote Anderson.