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Third person faces charges in attack on T driver

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Published April 22, 2011 in The Boston Globe MetroDesk Blog

A Dedham man turned himself in to authorities today to face charges that he attacked an MBTA bus driver who had asked him to stop smoking, in a bizarre incident that ended with the bus crashing into a building and pinning the foot of another suspect.

Brian Donovan, 18, is the third person to face charges in the April 11 incident.

Donovan turned himself in to MBTA Transit Police headquarters. After being interviewed, he was arrested for assault and battery on a a public employee and wrongful interference with a bus driver, Deputy Chief Joseph O’Connor said.

Police believe that it was Donovan’s smoking that triggered the incident. “He certainly was involved from the very beginning,” O’Connor said.

The wrongful interference charge is classified as a felony. The maximum penalty for a conviction is up to 20 years in prison and a fine up to $10,000.

O’Connor said the investigation continues, and he hopes others involved will come forward with more information.


Written by jdunccc

April 22, 2011 at 9:57 am

Posted in MetroDesk Blog, The Boston Globe

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