Driver Holding “Idiot” Sign Speaks About Sentence

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CLEVELAND, OH (WJW) – The woman busted on tape, driving around a school bus, spoke out for the first time today. But, it was not what local parents wanted to hear.

32-year-old Shena Hardin snapped at the media saying, “I don’t owe y’all nothing. I’m not getting sucked up into this. Go away from me.  I’m gonna serve this sentence and get on with my life, like you all should have done a long time ago.”

Hardin stood at the corner of 38th and Superior for a second day Wednesday, holding her 22” sign that reads, “Only an idiot would drive on the sidewalk to avoid a school bus.”  It’s part of her sentence, after she was caught on camera on September 11, 2012.  She also can’t drive for 30 days and has to pay a $250 fine.

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While standing in the cold for an hour Wednesday morning, she received some support from local radio host Archie Berwick.  He believes this story is bringing Cleveland down and we need to lift each other up.  As cameras were rolling, he told Hardin, “You should admit what you did was wrong. We all make mistakes.  I’ve made them more than twice!  But, I don’t believe you should be out here holding a sign calling yourself an idiot.”

Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Pinkey S. Carr told FOX 8 that Hardin works in an administrative role at the Cleveland State University Police Department. She received a few letters from Hardin’s co-workers asking for leniency.

Judge Carr says, Hardin has never apologized for breaking the law.  “I asked her, do you have anything to say?  And she told me, (referring to her attorney) EVERYTHING HE SAID.”

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