Waterbury police have arrested a man accused of ignoring a school bus stop signal and hitting a 7-year-old boy with his car.
Police said 28-year-old Marques Verner faces charges including avoiding responsibility resulting in physical injury, passing a standing school bus, operating an unregistered motor vehicle, operating a motor vehicle without insurance and operating a motor vehicle without a license.
Police said that Verner was driving the vehicle that blew through the stop signal of a school bus on June 4 and struck a boy in the area of North Main Street and Elizabeth Street, then took off.
The boy was identified by family as Ni'vek Bynum. His family said he suffered a concussion and some bruises, but the injuries were not life-threatening.
Verner was held on a $100,000 bond. He is next scheduled to appear in court on July 30.