Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Pinkey S. Carr said she saw television footage of Shena Hardin smoking and texting while she was supposed to be holding up a sign that labeled her an "idiot," The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer reported.
Hardin pleaded guilty last week to failure to stop for a school bus and was fined $250.
In addition, Carr ordered her to stand on a corner for an hour Tuesday and Wednesday holding up a 22-inch sign that reads: "Only an idiot would drive on the sidewalk to avoid a school bus."
"I saw television footage of her smoking and texting and the only time she held that sign up was to use it as a shield to block the wind so she could light up her cigarettes," Carr said. "She was making a mockery of my court order."
Carr told Hardin's attorney she intends to stop by Wednesday and "wants to see something different."