SCOTTSDALE, AZ — A city bus driver has been charged with aggravated assault and endangerment following a crash that occurred at Hayden and Thomas roads in Scottsdale over the weekend.
Scottsdale police say a car driven by 66-year-old Pervis Pendleton ran a red light while traveling east on Thomas Road when it collided with another car, believed to be a ride-share vehicle.
A female passenger in the ride-share vehicle sustained “major life-threatening head trauma” according to court records.
A male passenger also in the vehicle had major head lacerations "nearly scalping him," court documents reveal.
Pendleton allegedly admitted to drinking two beers at a friend’s home before entering his car. Police say he had a blood-alcohol content of 0.127.
Court paperwork shows Pendleton has been a city bus driver for the past 18 years.
He is now facing charges of aggravated assault and endangerment.