Metro bus driver charged with assault
A Metro bus driver has been charged with assault after allegedly getting into a fight with a customer over the bus fare.
Metro Transit Police charged Vento Mickens with simple assault on Friday. Mickens was driving a 71 bus to Buzzard Point when the alleged incident took place near Georgia Avenue and Van Buren Street NW.
Metro spokeswoman Cathy Asato says that Mickens, who had worked for Metro for more than 23 years, is on administrative leave pending an internal investigation.
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