Magic Bus assault suspect not a U of G student
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(Dec 2, 2005)
A 25-year-old Guelph man is charged in an early morning assault that left a city bus driver's face battered Oct. 30 and shut down late night Magic Bus service between downtown and University of Guelph.
The man, not a U of G student, was charged with assault causing bodily harm Nov. 29 after a month-long investigation aided by students.
The 55-year-old bus driver, Mike Jones, was treated at hospital after a passenger punched him. He was the second bus driver to be assaulted in a month. Jones was punched repeatedly in the head and face by a lone passenger wearing a Halloween costume after he refused $20 to drive off his route.
Guelph Transit and two student associations involved in Magic Bus service agreed to suspend the service until driver safety issues are addressed.
He is also charged with two counts of theft under $5,000.