SAWYER COUNTY -- The Court has sentenced a woman who was charged criminally after the vehicle she was driving struck a 4-year-old child who was boarding a school bus.

DrydenWire.com published a press release from the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office in March 2020, which stated that Sawyer County Sheriff’s Deputies, Sawyer County Ambulance, and the Radisson Fire Department responded to the scene of a personal injury crash with a student boarding a school bus in the Village of Radisson.

The driver of the vehicle was identified as Geralynne Berg, of Hayward, WI. Berg passed the stopped school bus on the right, hitting a 4-year-old child boarding the bus. The child was under the front of Berg’s vehicle when she stopped her GMC Terrain, according to the Sheriff’s Office press release.

Berg was charged with Felony 2nd-Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety. At a hearing on October 16, 2020, the Court accepted Berg’s plea of No Contest to a reduced charge of Misdemeanor Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle. Online circuit court records show that the Hon. John Anderson ordered a withheld sentence for Berg with 1 year of probation.

Conditions of probation will require Berg to complete 40 hours of uncompensated community service; pay restitution of $315; complete any counseling and programming deemed appropriate by her probation agent and follow-through; pay court costs of $443. Berg also pleaded No Contest to a non-criminal charge of Fail/Stop for Unloading School Bus with a forfeiture due of $326.50.



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