LARKIN VALLEY -- Santa Cruz Sheriff's Office arrested a 35-year-old Marina man Thursday suspected in road rage incident with a school bus earlier this week.
Jeffery Bowie is accused of backing his vehicle into a small school bus he had forced into the breakdown lane while the two vehicles were traveling northbound on Highway 1 near Larkin Valley Road around 1:30 p.m. Monday.
Sheriff's deputy Ryan Kennedy said the bus driver did not know of any precipitating incident to cause the driver of a Toyota Corolla to suddenly begin intentionally cutting off the bus, slowing down in front of it, then swerving toward it until the bus pulled off the road.
In an unrelated matter, Bowie was arrested early Tuesday morning in Pleasure Point on suspicion of being drunk in public, Kennedy said.
Neither the school bus driver nor a 3-year-old passenger were injured in the collision, said Kennedy.
Arrested at home, Bowie is suspected of assault with a deadly weapon and cruelty to a child, both felonies. He was being held Thursday at the Santa Cruz County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bail. ------ (c)2014 the Santa Cruz Sentinel (Scotts Valley, Calif.) Visit the Santa Cruz Sentinel (Scotts Valley, Calif.) at www.santacruzsentinel.com Distributed by MCT Information Services