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New Jersey to crack down on buses after infant's death

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JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - A northern New Jersey sheriff's office has impounded a commuter bus in the first seizure that's part of a new crackdown on the private buses.

Authorities say the driver of a similar bus was on a cellphone when he hit a pole that fell and killed an 8-month-old this week.

A spokesman for the Hudson County Sheriff's Office said officers pulled over a jitney bus Thursday afternoon after it ran a red light and found the driver had a suspended license.

The crackdown was announced Thursday, two days after a bus driven by Idowu Daramola plowed into a pole that fell and killed 8-month-old Angelie Paredes.

Daramola made a brief court appearance Thursday. He's charged with death by auto, reckless driving and using a cellphone while operating a vehicle.

 

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