Man charged with speeding past school bus letting off kids
POCONO PINES, Pa. — A Pennsylvania motorist who was cited for speeding at 100 mph during a police chase now faces more serious charges after witnesses say he raced past a school bus that was letting off students.
Pocono Mountain Regional Police say they tried to pull 20-year-old Marcus Anastasiaris over for speeding on Dec. 15 in the Pocono Pines area but lost sight of him when he accelerated to 100 mph.
Police eventually found him and issued summary traffic citations.
Witnesses later told police they saw Anastasiaris’s red Audi drive onto the shoulder, passing a school bus on the door side as children were getting off. No one was hurt.
Anastasiaris has been charged with illegally overtaking a school bus, reckless endangerment and other offenses.
The Monroe County public defender’s office was unavailable to comment before business hours Wednesday.
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