Lawyer: Man jumped on hood of school bus to avoid being hit

PARKVILLE, Md. (AP) – A motorist accused of obstructing a school bus driver says through a lawyer he tried to stop the bus to complain a student passenger threw a bottle at his windshield, then was forced to jump on its hood when the bus began moving.

Baltimore County Police arrested 68-year-old Leverne Doran on Thursday and charged him with disorderly conduct, obstructing a school bus driver and other charges, court records show. A video shows Doran clinging to the front of the moving bus, banging on the hood.

Doran’s attorney, Steven Silverman, told The Baltimore Sun Tuesday that Doran disputes the police account. Silverman says his client stood in front of the bus to stop it, but when the driver inched forward that left him no choice but to avoid being hit.

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