Ohio Woman Forced To Hold “Idiot” Sign After Driving On The Sidewalk To Avoid School Bus
I do love it when judges dish out some creative justice.
In Ohio, a woman was ordered by a judge to hold a sign that said “Only an idiot would drive on the sidewalk to avoid a school bus,” after she did so earlier in September.
A Cleveland woman puffed on a cigarette, wore headphones, and ignored passers-by and crowds of reporters as she stood for an hour Tuesday under a judge’s order holding a sign that said, “Only an idiot would drive on the sidewalk to avoid a school bus.”
A Municipal Court judge had ordered 32-year-old Shena Hardin to serve the highly public sentence Tuesday and Wednesday for the Sept. 11 citation after she was caught on camera driving on a sidewalk to pass a Cleveland school bus that was unloading children.
She arrived bundled up against the 34-degree cold at the intersection near downtown Cleveland as passing vehicles honked. Satellite TV trucks streamed the event live.
Hardin refused to comment, as did her mother, who watched from a parked car. A message seeking comment was left for Hardin’s attorneys.
Hardin’s license was suspended for 30 days and she was ordered to pay $250 in court costs.
According to witnesses at the hearings, Hardin seemed to be unremorseful of her actions and “laughed at every court appearance.”
I’m all for public humiliation in criminal sentences, as that seems to be the only way to get through to some people, like this idiot. But personally, the sentence itself is a little too light for my liking. How about revoking this idiot’s license, upping the fine and taking away those stupid headphones and cell phone so that she can’t ignore the fact that she put a bunch of kids in danger?