Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Sometimes you wonder, if you’re thinking,  just what is missing from the news.

The following incident was on the national news several months ago and I mentioned it in these pages.

Now this:

A bench trial has been set for April 2 for the driver of a Douglass school bus, who is facing misdemeanor criminal charges that resulted from his bus overturning in a creek last fall.

Morris “Joe” Peterson’s attorney requested the trial during Monday’s hearing, Butler County Assistant Attorney Alice Burns said.

Peterson, 64, pleaded not guilty in January to charges of one count of child endangerment and one count of reckless driving.

Read more here: http://www.kansas.com/2014/02/24/3309084/trial-set-for-driver-of-douglass.html#storylink=cpy

Child endangerment? One count? Reckless driving? Well, maybe a bit reckless. The creek was swollen and one  could see it that way. One child was hurt and was taken to the hospital for observation.

But, darn, the man lost his job for the event and now faces trial and all the expenses that opens him up to.

What’s missing are questions of what’s going on here, was he drunk, off meds, or just a plain idiot.

If he as a plain old idiot I don’t think he’d have been hired in the first place, unless he was well connected (and in the country well connected is the best way to get a school bus drivers slot. They are highly sought).

Still, questions.

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From the reaches,

Ten Whiskey

About tenwhiskey

User tenwhiskey is also the author of this blog. He currently lives in small town Kansas in a semi-retired condition. His kids are married and gone (thank you). An empty nester. Divorced. Very happy with life as it is. Ten Mile maintains a personal blog here, writing of events as they appear to him; commentary, and opinions abound. He deviates into fiction as the mood strikes and creates flash fiction stories and short stories. He will not warn the reader when he drifts from fact to fiction. He feels adults are, generally, smart enough to figure out which is which. He does, however, attempt to make his fiction sound as true to life as possible. You have been warned. He, as time permits, writes and occasionally sells writing. More often than not he gives it away to various non-paying publishers of Ether Magazines, forums or for entertainment on a wall for in need of a hand friends. He likes candy, pies and a certain amount of strife. In the matter of strife - in his yourth on the farm, he became embroiled in a slinging fight. The fight involved lath as a launcher, fresh cow patties as ammo and it was a six way free for all. A little mud only adds (Umm?) a certain taste to life.
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