Let’s just put it this way: Matthew McCloskey, 52, makes the guy with the electric fence at the bus stop look kid friendly.
McCloskey was arrested after a video showed him driving onto to a sidewalk to illegally pass a school bus that was loading children in Ballwin, Mo.
He was charged with leaving the scene of an accident, driving with a suspended license and violation of a school bus stop, police said.
According to the St. Louis Post Dispatch, McCloskey claims that his brakes failed and that he “did a pretty good job of not killing anyone.”
However, he clearly could not support the claim with the police. It would seem an easy thing to prove with a towing record or mechanic’s bill. It is also not clear why he did not stop or return. Finally, the break problem would have had to occur right at that moment or it would be strange that he did not have an earlier incident or come to an earlier stop to seek repairs.
McCloskey has a criminal record including attempted rape, failure to register as a sex offender and drug charges.