Bus driver arraigned for allegedly throwing ice

Sunday Times Newspapers

MELVINDALE — Unruly children allegedly got the best of a Melvindale-North Allen Park bus driver who was charged with child abuse and assault and battery for injuring an 11-year-old bystander Jan. 19.

Patrick Brennan, 63, was arranged Jan. 21 in connection with the incident that left a mark on the youngster. He reportedly threw ice at the misbehaving Allendale Elementary students and hit the 11-year-old girl in the head.

Brennan, of Lincoln Park, was arraigned in 24th District Court before Judge John Courtright on fourth-degree misdemeanor child abuse and assault and battery. Courtright set Brennan’s bond at $5,000, 10 percent, and set his preliminary hearing for Feb. 1.

According to police, Brennan threw a chunk of ice at misbehaving students inside the bus. When doing so, he allegedly hit an 11-year-old girl, causing a cut above her eye. Police said she wasn’t one of the disobedient students.

She was treated at her house.

Brennan remained jailed as of press time.

(Tereasa Nims can be reached at dstreporter@gmail.com)