School bus vs. SUV accident leads to arrest

School bus vs. SUV accident leads to arrest

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Jonesboro police worked a school bus versus SUV accident Monday morning.

It happened at the intersection of Matthews and Kitchen St. around 7:55.

According to Officer Jeff Vernon, the SUV was at the stoplight on Kitchen when the Jonesboro Public School bus tried to go around it and get in the turn lane.

Vernon said both drivers are at fault because the SUV was over the line dividing the 2 lanes, and the bus should have waited to get in the turn lane.

The interesting thing about the accident, Vernon said, was an arrest was made.

When Vernon arrived on scene, the bus driver told him the passenger in the SUV got out of the car and left the scene.

Police found out the passenger had several outstanding warrants in Poinsett County.

Vernon said the man returned to the scene and was then taken into custody.

No citations were given to either driver.

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