RIVERVIEW — A Hillsborough County woman rammed a school bus with her car Tuesday afternoon after getting in a dispute with its driver, deputies say.
The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office arrested Laquita Moore, 34, and charged her with aggravated assault with a motor vehicle and culpable negligence.
Deputies say the incident occurred after Moore tried to pick up her niece — who she is the legal guardian of — from a bus stop near Early Run Lane and Herons Path Place in Riverview without getting out of her car. It’s Hillsborough County School’s policy that guardians must be out of their vehicle to pick up a student.
“I need to have you out of the car, I don’t know who you are,” yelled the bus driver at Moore, according to security video “I need to see you out of the car. I can’t just have you sitting there.”
Moore can be heard screaming back at the bus driver, who was not named by deputies.
The bus driver then warned Moore that she’d begin driving back to the child’s school if she didn’t get out of her vehicle.
“Well, then you’re going to have to go to the school to get him,” the bus driver said. “I don’t know who you are and I’m not going to argue with you about him.”
After Moore’s refusal, the bus driver began to drive the child back to her school, deputies said. That’s when Moore intervened, driving her car into the back of the bus.
There were no injuries and only minor damage to the vehicles. The only child on the bus was Moore’s child, deputies said.
Video from the incident confirmed to deputies that Moore’s actions were intentional.
Moore was arrested and booked into the Hillsborough County Jail, which she was released from early Wednesday morning after posting a $2,500 bail.