Driver holds "Idiot" sign after hopping sidewalk curb to pass school bus

Punishment lands woman on street corner

CLEVELAND, Ohio - (AP) -- In a highly public sentence, a woman caught on camera driving on a sidewalk to avoid a Cleveland school bus that was unloading children stood in the cold at an intersection holding a sign warning people about idiots.

   A Cleveland Municipal Court judge ordered 32-year-old Shena Hardin to serve the sentence for one hour Tuesday and Wednesday. She arrived bundled up against the 34-degree cold, puffing a cigarette, wearing head phones and avoiding comment as passing vehicles honked.

   Satellite TV trucks were on hand to stream the event live near downtown Cleveland.

   The sign read: "Only an idiot would drive on the sidewalk to avoid a school bus."

   Hardin's license was suspended for 30 days and she was ordered to pay $250 in court costs.

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