CAMBRIDGE — A Cambridge woman who was prosecuted in 2016 for repeatedly passing school buses when they were stopped or in no-passing zones was arrested Monday on criminal charges after she was the subject of more bus-passing complaints, according to State Police.
Katherine A. Scott, 37, of county Route 59, was charged with two misdemeanor counts of reckless endangerment and one misdemeanor reckless driving charge and issued eight traffic tickets for complaints in recent weeks about school buses being illegally passed on Route 59, records show.
She was accused of illegally passing Cambridge Central School buses when they had slowed and were between stops to pick up or drop off children, but not when they had their red stop signs out, according to State Police.
Authorities decided criminal charges were warranted, instead of solely traffic tickets, because she had also been prosecuted for a spate of similar complaints in Greenwich in 2016, receiving 12 traffic tickets for incidents where school buses were repeatedly being passed in no-passing zones on Route 29, authorities said.
She pleaded guilty and had her license suspended in that case, but received a conditional driver’s license.
Scott was released Monday, pending prosecution in Cambridge Town Court.