Court: Man Fined $1K For Assaulting Bus Driver

September 14, 2016

Appearing in Magistrates Court today, a 35-year-old man was fined $1,000 after he admitted assaulting a bus driver.

Eamonn Gibbons admitted that on 13th August he had unlawfully assaulted the bus driver, with the Court hearing the incident began over his fare.

The Crown Prosecutor told the Senior Magistrate that Mr Gibbons, accompanied by a young child, had boarded the bus near the U.S. Consulate in Devonshire.

Along the route, Mr Gibbons was told by the driver that in order to continue on, he had to pay again as his initial payment was for three travel zones.

This resulted in an altercation during which Mr Gibbons struck the bus driver in the head. Passengers intervened and Mr Gibbons and the child got off the bus.

In Court today, Mr Gibbons admitted that he had struck the bus driver and said that he was sorry for having done so.

He also told the Senior Magistrate that he suffered from epileptic seizures and that he was on medicine, and that this sometimes altered his behavior.

Noting that Mr Gibbons was currently unemployed, the Senior Magistrate gave him until 30th November to pay the $1,000 fine.

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