Teen arrested for mob attack on MBTA bus driver

Transit Police report arresting a Roxbury teenager for his alleged role in an attack on a Route 16 driver that left him with a banged-up face.

Albert Galloway, 18, will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges of wrongful interference of a bus, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (a shod foot), assault and battery and fare evasion, police say.

Police say the driver was attacked by up to 20 teens around 1:20 a.m. at Columbia Road and Geneva Avenue when he made a stop. Some of his attackers got on the bus and began beating him, some of them tried pulling him off the bus through his window, police say.

UPDATE: Dorchester District Court Judge Robert Baylor imposed $15,000 bail, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. If he makes bail, he'll also have to stay off the T, wear a GPS device, and be home between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m.

Innocent, etc.

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      Wrong!

      This claim won't come up for this scenario. Instead we'll hear from some family and friends. They'll all call him a good boy, and mention how out of character this is for him.

      I'm glad they caught someone,

      I'm glad they caught someone, and if found guilty, I hope they throw the book at him, but the question keeps repeating in my head:

      "wrongful interference of a bus"? That's a law? Is there such a thing as non-wrongful, or proper, interference of a bus? What types of actions fall into bus interference that wouldn't be covered by other laws?

      Emergencies usually fit the bill...

      ... of proper interference; if someone's having a medical emergency on the bus, or a traffic emergency (flagging the bus to a stop before it rams into the extant car-wreck) outside, those are pretty typical reasons for stopping the bus.

      There are ordinances like the one you cite pretty much everywhere on earth that has public transportation.