Mount Clemens Man Charged in Assault on DDOT Bus Driver

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DETROIT, MI – A Mount Clemens man was arrested and charged after he allegedly physically beat up a DDOT bus driver.

Eric Dashawn Johnson, 23-years-old, of Mount Clemens, has been charged in connection with the Assault and Battery of a 50-year-old Detroit Department Of Transportation (DDOT) bus driver from Detroit.

On June 30th, 2018, at approximately 10:00 p.m., Detroit Transit Officers responded to a call to meet a DDOT bus driver at Woodward Avenue and West Grand Boulevard. It is alleged that, upon arrival, the bus driver told the transit officers that Eric Johnson’s bus ticket had expired. It is further alleged that, despite the bus driver’s offer to override the ticket and give Johnson a free ride, Johnson attacked the driver, punched him in the face, grabbed him from his seat and pulled him to the bus floor and kicked the victim.

Eric Johnson then fled the scene on foot. Detroit police officers on patrol nearby, alerted by the transit officers, observed Johnson walking on Cass Avenue and placed him under arrest.

Johnson has been charged with Assault and Battery. He is expected to be arraigned at 2:30 p.m. this afternoon in 36th District Court.

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