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Man beats bus driver over 'driving style'

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Man beats bus driver over 'driving style'
Just try finding a photo of a bus that hasn't crashed. Photo: DPA
08:44 CET+01:00
A 40-year-old Dortmund man repeatedly punched a public bus driver late on Wednesday because he didn't like his “driving style,” police reported on Thursday.

The passenger apparently did not agree with the driver's command of the bus on the city's Lütgendortmunder Straße and immediately began punching and shouting at him, witnesses on the bus reported. Despite the beating, the 37-year-old driver managed to safely guide the bus to a parking spot, where emergency workers transported him to a nearby hospital. None of the passengers were injured.

The angry bus passenger from Lünen now faces assault and interfering with traffic charges, police in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia said. But he was allowed to go home after police concluded their investigation.

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