A Hodgenville man has been charged with endangering students on a LaRue County school bus.
Larry Steven Williams, 60, saw a school bus turn around in his driveway on White City Road on April 29 and began following it in his vehicle., according to an arrest warrant filed by Constable Jeff Metcalf.
Williams passed the bus as it was entering a curve and incline, Metcalf said. Williams allegedly began honking his horn and drove around the bus “appearing to be in a very mad rage.” The bus driver moved over to let him pass, Metcalf said.
Williams allegedly “darted in front of the school bus, slammed his brakes on and stopped in the road.” The bus was forced to stop also, Metcalf said.
According to the warrant, Williams got out of his vehicle, walked to the school bus and cursed and threatened the bus driver, saying if he “turned around in his … lot again, I will whip your a**.”
Eight children between the ages of 6 and 12 were on the bus, according to Metcalf.
Williams was charged June 29 with nine counts of second-degree wanton endangerment and one count each of second-degree terroristic threatening, harassment (no physical contact), improper passing and reckless driving.
Williams was lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center under $9,500 unsecured bond on conditions of no contact with alleged victim or complaining witness. He will be arraigned July 20 in LaRue District Court.