Citizens pursue, stall suspect until police arrive


GREENVILLE, SC (WSPA) – An Upstate couple’s quick thinking helped police arrest a suspected hit-and-run driver. 

Shawn Bryant saw the crash happen Tuesday involving a Greenville County Schools special needs school bus. 

We reported earlier the bus was hit on the entrance ramp to Interstate 385 South at Pleasantburg Drive near the QuikTrip.

Police said the bus went off the entrance ramp and crashed into a tree.

“The bus was clipping trees,” said Bryant.

Bryant said once they realized others were stopping to check on the bus and the driver of the car wasn’t stopping, he decided to follow the driver from a distance while his girlfriend called 911.

Listen to the full 911 audio below: 

Wayne Anthony Davidson of Greenville was charged with hit-and run. 

No students were on the bus at the time of the crash. The driver and an aide on the bus did receive minor injuries.

Davidson was being held in the Greenville County Detention Center on $5,000 bond. 

He was also charged with driving under suspension and no proof of insurance.

Bryant told 7News he’s seen too many drivers not obeying the speed limit in school zones and driving aggressively around buses and he had to do something.

“I think anyone else would have done the same thing,” said Bryant.

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