School bus driver ticketed for stopping in rail right of way



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CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. (AP) — A school bus driver was ticketed for allegedly stopping in the right of way of a railroad crossing in suburban New York.

The Journal News (http://lohud.us/1IdbSqi ) says police charged Nancy Peralta with the misdemeanor on Monday.

Police say it happened at the Roaring Brook Road crossing in Chappaqua. Two students and a bus monitor were on board.

Police say an officer observed the bus stopped about 15 feet further forward than it should have been. When the gate lowered on the bus, police say Peralta tried to back up but stopped when the gate caught on some brackets.

No one was hurt as the train passed by.

Peralta is due back in court May 28.

A message left for the bus owner, Mount Vernon-based Mar Can Transportation, wasn't immediately returned.

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