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Police track down, cite driver in viral Kaysville crosswalk video
KAYSVILLE, Utah (KUTV) —
Police in Kaysville on Friday issued a traffic ticket to a woman who, on Thursday, became the subject of a viral video.
The woman, so far not named by police, got into an argument with a crossing guard at Creekside Elementary.
Speaking exclusively to 2News, crossing guard Emily Williams said the woman's SUV entered the crosswalk while she was escorting children across.
Unbeknownst to both women, Celia Hardy filmed at least part of the altercation, creating a social media frenzy. By Friday evening, more than 160,000 people had viewed the clip.
Williams said she never sought the spotlight, but says she's glad the video has created a conversation about crosswalk safety.
"I think it's good to be aware this is going on," she said. "These are our children's lives at stake."
Police in Kaysville said following the instructions of a uniformed crossing guard is not optional, reminding drivers that children must be completely clear of the roadway before drivers may proceed through a given intersection.