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Man Charged After Rear-Ending Robertson County School Bus

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ROBERTSON COUNTY, Tenn. – A White House man was charged after police said he rear-ended a Robertson County School bus, and then fled the scene.

The bus was stopped in traffic along 5th Avenue East in Springfield on Monday afternoon when a car driven by 21-year-old Brandon Diggs struck the back of the bus. Authorities said Diggs was looking down at his phone at the time.

Neither the driver nor the students on board the bus were hurt.

Diggs along with a 16-year-old passenger fled the scene on foot. Authorities said they found a small amount of marijuana inside the vehicle.

The 16-year-old female was found walking on Pitt Avenue, and was released to her parents.

Later, the owner of the vehicle called the White House Police to report the vehicle stolen. Authorities then learned the owner and Diggs knew each other, and Diggs turned himself into the White House Police Department on Monday night.

Diggs was also wanted on an outstanding warrant out of Robertson County for failure to appear in court.

Digs was charged with driving on revoked license, leaving the scene of an accident, simple possession of schedule VI (marijuana), and failure to exercise due care while driving. He was held without bond at the Robertson County Detention Center.

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