Offbeat Man arrested after video shows car speeding through yard and ignoring school bus stop arm

12:50  14 september  2018
12:50  14 september  2018 Source:   ksdk.com

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BALLWIN, Mo. – A man has been arrested a day after video shows him speeding through a yard and a sidewalk while ignoring a school bus stop arm near an elementary school in Ballwin.

Matthew S. McCloskey, 52, was arrested for leaving the scene of an accident, driving while suspended and violation of a school bus stop sign.

The incident happened along Bitterfield Drive around 8:25 a.m. Wednesday as children were boarding the bus.

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“I think I did a pretty good job of not killing anyone,” McCloskey told 5 on Your Side in an exclusive interview.

McCloskey claimed that the brakes on the car he borrowed to get to an appointment failed, forcing him to take an erratic route to avoid getting into a crash or hitting and injuring anyone.

Parkway Schools posted video of the wild encounter on social media and it sounds like there were kids on board at the time.

But McCloskey contends the video doesn’t capture what really happened.

“Everyone is acting like I was trying to avoid the stop sign on the bus, but my freaking brakes went out,” he said.

McCloskey said he tried to return to the scene once he got the car stopped, but said the bus was gone by then. He also admitted he never tried to explain himself to police once the video went viral because he knew he’d be in trouble.

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5 on Your Side has learned the registered sex offender wasn’t even supposed to be behind the wheel in the first place. McCloskey has 15 open traffic cases on his record and was driving on a suspended license at the time.

When pressed about why he got behind the wheel, McCloskey defended his actions by making it sound like it wasn’t a big deal.

“Do you know how many people drive on a suspended license?” he asked.

McCloskey has several criminal convictions on his record, including attempted robbery and attempted rape.

5 on Your Side also spoke exclusively with McCloskey’s estranged wife, Peggy Sue, who described herself as a local teacher. She said the two haven’t lived together in more than a year.

She said she saw the video online, but only learned Thursday about who was driving.

“I think it’s horrible. I think he put lives at risk. I think he’s lost his mind,” she said.

Ballwin Police released McCloskey and forwarded the case to municipal prosecutors.

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