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courtesy of Christopher M. Casey, North Carolina State Highway Patrol Master Trooper

School Bus Stop Arm Violation Suspect Sought

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol is requesting the public’s assistance regarding a stopped school bus violation that occurred on Carlyle Road at Farmdale Drive in Iredell County at about 2:37 p.m. yesterday (January 4).

A motorcyclist traveling north on Carlyle Road passed a stopped school bus with its warning lights activated and stop arm extended as a child was crossing the road. According to the Highway Patrol, the motorcyclist almost struck the child and continued north.

A person of interest has been identified. The white male driver was operating what appeared to be a Kawasaki Ninja 400. The driver was wearing a black & red helmet, a black Alpine Stars Jacket with red & white on the right arm, and a red Adidas backpack. The motorcyclist was also in the area of U.S. Highway 21 at Julian Place at 2:40 p.m. and N.C. Highway 115 northbound at Pine Lake Preparatory School at 4:20 p.m.

Anyone who recognizes the person of interest should contact the Highway Patrol at 828-466-5500 or *47. The investigation is ongoing.