The 19-year-old accused of running over a man and two little girls after swerving around a Forsyth County school bus Friday morning was granted a $75,000 bond.
Clad in a striped jumpsuit, Christopher Ray Frachiseur appeared in court Saturday for his first appearance hearing, Channel 2 Action News reported.
He was arrested outside a Buford Highway home one day earlier after allegedly striking two sisters and an adult as they waited for the bus at the end of their driveway.
Authorities said the flashing lights and stop sign were activated when Frachiseur tried to pass the bus on the right, jumping the curb and injuring the man and 6 and 9-year-old girls.
The sisters are students at Haw Creek Elementary School, district officials said. The man, an adult relative, was identified as 43-year-old Jose Arturo Corejo-Nunez.
The 9-year-old girl was in serious condition Friday and remains in intensive care, Forsyth County sheriff’s spokesman Cpl. Doug Rainwater told AJC.com. The 6-year-old and Corejo-Nunez were listed as stable.
Updates on their conditions weren’t immediately available Saturday.
There were 20 elementary students on the bus at the time of the crash, a district spokeswoman said. A second bus was sent to the scene to collect the students and take them to school, where counselors were waiting.
Frachiseur faces three felony counts of serious injury by vehicle, driving under the influence of drugs, reckless driving, failure to stop for a school bus loading or unloading, driving too fast for conditions and failure to exercise due care while operating a motor vehicle.
During his conversation with the judge Saturday morning, it was revealed the 19-year-old lives at home with his parents and is training to become a chef. He also said that he is expecting a child, Channel 2 reported.
As of Saturday afternoon, Frachiseur remained in the Forsyth County jail.
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