HOUSTON – A Houston driver has been charged and arrested after he was seen speeding past a stopped school bus in West Houston.
Julio Coreas, 18, was charged with reckless driving and taken into custody Tuesday after the viral video led to an investigation.
Josephine Kirk-Taylor, the mother of 5-year-old Melina, was waiting for her daughter after school on Westerland Drive near Westheimer Road.
It was her daughter’s first time riding a school bus and Kirk-Taylor wanted to capture the moment.
Her camera was rolling as Kirk-Taylor’s daughter stepped off the bus and began walking toward her. In that moment a blue Toyota Corolla blew past the bus, narrowly missing Kirk-Taylor’s daughter.
In a news conference Wednesday, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said the authorities’ initial response was not great, but thanks to the mother’s persistence, they were able to charge and arrest Coreas.