The driver who plowed into the rear end of a school bus stopped in North Delta last week has been charged. According to the Delta Police Department, Samuel R. Rascon, 48, of Hobbs, N.M., was issued a ticket for the alleged violations of: drove motor vehicle while license revoked, failure to yield to school bus with lights activated and careless driving. Rascon is scheduled to make his first court appearance at 9 a.m. May 17 in Delta County Court.
Fifteen Delta students were seen by medical staff at Delta County Memorial Hospital following the accident the morning of March 27. All were treated for various minor injuries and released.
Two accidents involving school property are proving costly for Delta County Joint School District, district business manager Jim Ventrello reported last week. Both incidents involved uninsured drivers, forcing the school district to file claims with its insurance provider and pay deductibles of $10,000.