Passing of Stopped School Bus Leads to Arrest

Boyden, Iowa – A George man was arrested late Friday afternoon, after allegedly failing to stop for a school bus.

According to the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office, 28-year-old Tyler Wessels, of George, is accused of failing to stop for a school bus that was dropping off students north of Boyden.

Deputies say that further investigation revealed that Wessels allegedly has a revoked driver’s license at the time of the incident. His license had reportedly been revoked after an unrelated prior traffic stop that had occurred near Hospers.

According to deputies, Wessels was transported to the Sioux County Jail on two charges of Driving While Revoked and Unlawful Passing of a School Bus.

Sioux County Sheriff Jamie Van Voorst reminds motorists that, on a two-way road, it is unlawful to pass a stopped school bus from EITHER direction, when the stop arm is extended and the red lights are flashing. On a divided highway, motorists approaching the bus from the rear are required to stop. Sheriff Van Voorst urges motorists to pay attention and be mindful, since doing so could prevent a tragedy.

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