Man pleads guilty to reduced charge of menacing

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By Linda Ireland

A Hodgenville man, charged with endangering students on a LaRue County school bus in April, pleaded guilty to an amended charge Sept. 14 in LaRue District Court.
According to Constable Jeff Metcalf’s citation, 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.
 Williams allegedly began honking his horn and drove around the bus “appearing to be in a very mad rage,” Metcalf said in an earlier interview.
Williams allegedly “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.
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.
He pleaded guilty to an amended count of menacing and improper passing. The other counts were dismissed on recommendation of the county attorney.
Williams was sentenced to five days, probated for two years on condition of good behavior and no further violations of the law. He was credited for jail time served. Costs and fines were $333.