Fayetteville man charged in school bus hit-and-run

Posted April 21, 2015

Stanley McDougald

— Police on Tuesday arrested a Fayetteville man accused of fleeing after crashing into a stopped school bus last week.

Stanley Darrel McDougald, 23, of 3499 Sanderosa Road, is charged with felony hit-and-run, failure to reduce speed and driving with a revoked license.

A bus carrying students from Cape Fear High School had stopped on Deep Creek Road on Friday afternoon and had its stop-arm extended and lights flashing when it was hit from behind by a Saturn SUV, police said.

The driver of the SUV then jumped out of the vehicle and ran off, police said.

The bus driver and one student reported minor injuries and were taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center for treatment.


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  • Norman Lewis Apr 21, 2015
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    If I let a known bank robber borrow my gun am I not at least partially responsible for the next robbery? If I gave an alcoholic a bottle of booze, am I not responsible for the subsequent DUI? In a legal sense, knowingly making the means to commit a crime available makes you an accessory.

  • Alexia Proper Apr 21, 2015
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    If someone did let him drive knowing he did not have a license, why should that person be punished? What is your logic in that? It's not like somebody who is 21 buying alcohol for a minor. This is a grown man responsible for his own actions.

    I guess you're the type that likes to see everyone put in jail?

  • Norman Lewis Apr 21, 2015
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    I thought this man used a fascinating reasoning process when he figured he could escape prosecution after crashing into a school bus by running away leaving his car with plate, registration and other documents in the vehicle. If this was not his car, who knowingly let him drive with a revoked license? Also, if someone let him use their vehicle knowing he had no license, they should be prosecuted as well. Why was his license revoked anyway? There must have been a serious issue involved.

  • Sammy Macloud Apr 21, 2015
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    so if he was already driving w/ no license wonder how they plan to stop in going forward? Prison time might help, he sure doesn't look remorseful .....

    wonder if it was his car-hope so

  • Sean Creasy Apr 21, 2015
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    His facial expression in this mugshot doesn't seem to convey a very caring attitude does it?