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NTSB Investigating Chattanooga Bus Crash that Killed 5 Children

The bus driver, Johnthony Walker, was arrested.

The bus driver, Johnthony Walker, was arrested.

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating a deadly school bus crash in Chattanooga after authorities said the driver was going “well above” the posted speed limit of 30 mph.

The crash killed five elementary school children on Monday, and the bus driver was arrested and charged with five counts of vehicular homicide, reckless endangerment and reckless driving, WBIR reports. 

Johnthony Walker, 24, of Chattanooga only had his commercial license for about seven months, according to the NTSB.

Twelve students remained in the hospital a day after the crash.

Police said the driver was speeding on a narrow, winding road.

The NTSB is expected to be in Chattanooga for 7 to 10 days.

Secret Service Agent Suspended for Reckless Driving in North Carolina, after Citizen Posts Tape to YouTube

Photo from video

 
Shoshanna Utchenik
ticklethewire.com

A U.S. Secret Service agent is in trouble, but this time there are no fast women… only fast cars.

An agent was put on administrative leave after a private citizen posted video on YouTube showing him driving recklessly on the North Carolina interstate.

The Charlotte Observer reports that the agent was on duty when his Dodge Charger was caught on tape, weaving across lanes on I-77 and seeming to play a dangerous game of “tag” with a van, even flashing a blue light to pretend to pull over the van before speeding away.

The videographer can be heard on the tape saying “He’s going 80 mph in a 55 zone — with no lights on,” before the Dodge Charger sped from I-77 to I-485, and later on a two-lane road going even faster.

Russ Nelson, special agent in charge of the Secret Service in Charlotte, said the agency is investigating the incident.

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Louisville ATF Agent Injured in Car Crash; Other Driver May Have Been Drinking

By Danny Fenster
ticklethewire.com

While on duty and driving in an official bureau car, an ATF agent in Louisville was sent to the hospital Thursday afternoon after a Cadillac hit a telephone pole, spun and struck the agent’s car. The injuries are not expected to be life-threatening, a spokesman for the Louisville Metro Police told the Courier-Journal.

Alcohol may have been involved with the driver of the Cadillac, which was moving at a high speed, but citations were not issued as authorities wait for the results of a toxicology report on the driver, who was also hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.

Though on duty, the accident did not occur during a law enforcement operation, Spokesman for the ATF Louisville division George Huffman told the paper.

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Indiana U.S. Atty. Joseph Hogsett Busted for Speeding: Guilt Prompts Him to Publicly Apologize

Joseph Hogsett/law firm photo

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

It ain’t exactly the crime of the century. In fact, everyone from grandmas to teens do it.

In this case it was the Indianapolis U.S. Attorney Joseph Hogsett who was busted for speeding. And he apparently felt he needed to publicly apologize for his law breaking ways.

The IndyChannel.com reported that Hogsett was ticketed for driving 65 in a 55 mph zone last  Tuesday while driving from Terre Haute to Bloomington.

“The fact that I was running late to a previously scheduled meeting in Bloomington in no way justifies exceeding a posted speed limit,” he said in a statement, according to the station.

“I apologize for my poor judgment in exceeding the posted speed limit and I readily accept the consequences of my haste.”

His office said he was in the process of paying the $130 fine.

“I take my obligation to report to the people of Indiana what occurs in the United States Attorney’s Office very seriously,” Hogsett said, according to the station. “It is just as important to inform the people when I have fallen short of the mark as it is when this office has achieved some measure of success.”

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