Metrobus headquarters at Freshwater Road. Telegram file photo
Metrobus has confirmed that one of its drivers was arrested while on duty this morning at the Village Mall.
Police apparently took the driver off the bus between 6:30 and 6:45 this morning.
Judy Powell, manager of the bus service, told The Telegram that she has no details as to why the driver was arrested at this time.
Powell did say the driver was hired this spring and is still a probationary employee.
She was quick to point out that all drivers undergo criminal background, driver record and reference checks when they are hired which was done in this case.
"This came as a surprise to us," said Powell.
Powell said service on the bus the man was scheduled to drive was delayed by about 15 minutes.