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Forbes ex-publisher charged with terrorizing school bus in Fairfield

FAIRFIELD —  A former Forbes Magazine publisher is facing charges after police say he attacked a bus full of elementary school children in Connecticut. Ja...
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FAIRFIELD —  A former Forbes Magazine publisher is facing charges after police say he attacked a bus full of elementary school children in Connecticut.

James Berrien, 64, of Westport, was charged Tuesday with breach of peace and disorderly conduct for a Dec. 21 road rage incident.

Police say bus driver Danny Castro told them Berrien began chasing the bus with his BMW convertible after they came to an intersection simultaneously, and the bus drove through.

Castro told police Berrien began tailgating and when the bus stopped to let children off, he forced his way on, pushing children aside and screaming as children cowered in the back. Parents of the students intervened when they saw him on the bus, police said.

His lawyer says Berrien strongly disputes the allegations and looks forward to his day in court.

Investigators say they identified Berrien from bus surveillance video.

Berrien turned himself over to the Fairfield police on January 31, 2016, police said. He is being charged with breach of peace and disorderly conduct. He is scheduled for court in Bridgeport on February 15.