Driver charged after camp van flips while doing doughnuts
Posted August 21, 2013
Wilson, N.C. — A driver for a summer camp in Wilson has been charged with child abuse after his van overturned while he was doing doughnuts in a parking lot, police said Wednesday.
Marvitto Christie, of 206 Vance St., was arrested last Tuesday on 17 counts of child abuse and one count of careless and reckless driving.
Police said they responded to Gillette Park, at 3238 Corbett Ave., last Friday afternoon regarding a motor vehicle accident and found a Save-A-Youth van on its side in the parking lot near the baseball complex.
Seventeen passengers, ages 6 to 14, were taken to Wilson Medical Center for evaluation and treatment of injuries.
Witnesses told police that the bus driver was spinning the van in circles in the parking lot, which is commonly known as "doing doughnuts" because of the rings of skid marks left on the pavement.