The driver who plowed into the rear end of a school bus stopped in North Delta last week has been charged. According to the Delta Police Department, Samuel R. Rascon, 48, of Hobbs, N.M., was issued a ticket for the alleged violations of: drove motor vehicle while license revoked, failure to yield to school bus with lights activated and careless driving. Rascon is scheduled to make his first court appearance at 9 a.m. May 17 in Delta County Court.
Fifteen Delta students were seen by medical staff at Delta County Memorial Hospital following the accident the morning of March 27. All were treated for various minor injuries and released.
A collaborative effort between the Delta County Sheriff's Office and municipal law enforcement agencies throughout Delta County has resulted in a proposal for a 1 percent sales tax increase to fund public safety. A PowerPoint presentation titled "Back the Badge" is starting to make the rounds at city/town council meetings, service club luncheons and other events.