PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) — A judge fed up with teenage traffic violators is hitting them where it hurts — in the driver's seat — by sentencing them to the embarrassment of riding the school bus.
Porter Superior Judge Julia Jent got the idea after a girl in her court for a moving traffic violation appeared not to take seriously either the offense or the possible fine.
The judge said she knew she had found a way to reach the teen after she ordered her to park her car and ride the school bus.
"The girl cried outside my courtroom. I guess I found the right button," said Jent.