Assaulted CTtransit driver reinstated
NEW HAVEN — A CT Transit bus driver who was fired after he fought back following an assault by a passenger, has been reinstated.
Union officials said Stefan Knox was reinstated into his position as a bus driver.
Hamden Police Department said 65-year-old William Horn has been charged with assault in the third degree and breach of peace.
According to the Department of Transportation, Horn and a CTtransit bus driver, were involved in a verbal dispute while riding through the Hamden area.
FOX61 obtained surveillance video of the altercation which shows the driver being struck with a cane by another man. CTtransit said after the fight de-escalated, Knox went back after Horn, which prompted the DOT’s decision to fire him.