Mount Clemens Man Charged in Assault on DDOT Bus Driver

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Eric Dashawn Johnson, 23, (DOB: 03/23/1995), of Mount Clemens, MI, in connection with the Assault and Battery of a 50-year-old Detroit Department Of Transportation (DDOT) bus driver from Detroit.

On June 30, 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 victim told the transit officers that Defendant Johnson's bus ticket had expired. It is further alleged that, despite the victim'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. 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 was arraigned at 2:30 p.m. this afternoon before 36th District Court Magistrate Laura Echartea. A Pre-Trial has been scheduled for July 12, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. before Judge Bryant-Weekes in 36th District Court. The defendant received a $10,000/10% bond.

*The charges are allegations and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.