Sanford City Councilman Charles Taylor, who was ticketed in March 2017 for passing a stopped school bus, pleaded to a reduced charge of reckless driving on Tuesday in Johnston County District Court, the Rant has learned.
Taylor was ticketed by the North Carolina Highway Patrol on March 7. A person answering the phone at the Johnston County Clerk of Court on Tuesday said Taylor pleaded to the reduced charge on Tuesday and paid a $50 fine and $190 in court costs. The case had been continued at least six times.
Failing to stop for a stopped school bus is a Class 1 misdemeanor, the second-highest category of misdemeanor in North Carolina. If he’d been found guilty, Taylor would have faced a minimum fine of $500 and 5 points on his driver’s license.
Taylor, a three term Republican, represents Sanford’s Ward on the city council. He was represented in court by Selma-based attorney Bob Denning.
Why stop for a school bus that carries live children? Repugnuts only care about the unborn. They continue to prove their dislike for children in the border/immigrant crisis. We must vote them out.
Do NOT make this a political side issue. This is about an elected official getting ticketed for endangering the lives of our children. Ass or Elephant does not change that fact.