An accident Monday afternoon involving a school bus in the Oxford area of Walton County resulted in two Oxford women getting a trip to jail.
According to a report from Walton County Sheriff’s Office, deputies from WCSO responded to a hit and run accident at 4409 Gaunt Road, Oxford, involving a Walton County school bus. The bus driver reported that she was traveling westbound on Gaunt Road when the bus was struck by a white car traveling from the other direction. The driver in the white car did not stop.
The incident was turned over to TFC John Taylor of the Georgia State Patrol. Taylor said while he was getting details of the incident, a white vehicle with damage consistent with the accident arrived on the scene. The driver, Kristina Denomme, 48, of Oxford, reportedly said she had been driving the vehicle that struck the school bus. But when she learned that she was being charged with leaving the scene of an accident, Taylor said she admitted that she was not driving at the time of the accident.
“She said that her sister was back at the house and that it was her sister who was driving when the accident occurred,” Taylor said. “She said that her sister’s license was suspended."
Taylor said Denomme was then advised she was still being arrested anyway, for obstruction. Her sister, Lisa Denomme, was picked up at her home at 1485 Greendale Road, Oxford, and charged with driving while license suspended and leaving the scene of an accident.
Taylor said there were 11 students on the bus at the time, but neither the driver or any of the students were injured.