The Minnesota State Patrol urged drivers to obey the law when approaching a school bus, after footage released on May 16 showed a car narrowly avoid hitting a student from the Zumbrota-Mazeppa school district.
The video, which was filmed back in January, shows 10-year-old Ambriel Johnson crossing the road to board her bus when a car fails to slow down and almost hits her.
According to local media, the 20-year-old driver pleaded guilty to a gross misdemeanor. He received a $300 fine and ordered to perform community service.
According to state law, motorists must stop at least 20 feet from a school bus that is displaying red flashing lights. The bus’s red flashing light can be seen in the video. Credit: Minnesota State Patrol via Storyful