Man charged over bus driver assault in Sydney

A man will appear in court later this month, accused of assaulting a bus driver in a southern Sydney suburb.

Just before 6.20pm on Friday, the 55-year-old bus driver noticed a man asleep at the back of the vehicle as he pulled up at a terminal on Forest Road, Hurstville.

The driver asked the man to leave, when it’s alleged the passenger urinated from the bus and onto the road.


The bus driver asked the man to leave again, when the passenger refused and allegedly slapped the driver in the face a number of times.

Police were called and the passenger, a 40-year-old man, allegedly attempted to bite and kick officers, before he was arrested.

Police will further allege when they searched the man’s bag they found cannabis.

The man was taken to St George Police Station where he was charged with wilful and obscene exposure, common assault, resist police in the execution of duty, and possession of prohibited drug.

He was refused bail, to appear at Sutherland Local Court on Tuesday 23 August.