SAVANNAH, GA (September 25, 2013): A school bus driver today was charged with several offenses after twice striking a parked car and leaving the scene without reporting the collision Sept. 5.

Valeri Williams, 50, was charged by Traffic Unit officers from the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department who investigated the collisions.

She was driving a 2001 school bus belonging to First Student and transporting students about 8:30 a.m. that day when she entered the Fenwick Village apartment complex in West Chatham County and struck a parked car. She struck the car a second time as she attempted to back up and finally drove across a grassy area to leave the scene.

She has been charged with hit and run and leaving the scene of an accident, failure to maintain her lane and reckless driving.