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28 February 2024

Bus driver denies locking woman in luggage compartment


A bus driver accused of locking a passenger in the vehicle’s luggage compartment denies the allegations.

The Boston Globe reports 49-year-old Wendy Alberty, of Roselle, New Jersey, appeared in Rockville Superior Court in Connecticut on Wednesday.

Alberty was charged after Connecticut police received a 911 call Aug. 4 from a New York woman who said she was locked inside the compartment of the Peter Ban bus while she was retrieving items from her bag.

The bus was en route from New York City to Boston. Police found the woman when they pulled the bus over in Union, Connecticut.

Alberty was charged with reckless endangerment, unlawful restraint and breach of peace.

Her attorney, Nate Baber, says Alberty did nothing criminal or intentional and will plead not guilty to the charges at a September hearing.