Bus driver resigns; police had seen him having sex

MARYSVILLE — A Community Transit bus driver resigned Tuesday, less than a week after Marysville police found him having an outdoors sex romp during his work break.

The driver, 59, submitted his resignation in writing just before a previously scheduled meeting regarding his potential discipline, Community Transit spokesman Martin Munguia said. The man had worked for the transit agency since 1998.

Marysville police officers observed the man involved in consensual sexual activity about 7:15 Nov. 6 along State Avenue, just south of First Street. The bus was parked in the area during a scheduled break. The officers notified Community Transit.

The transit agency began an internal investigation to determine whether any policies were violated. That investigation is over, because the matter was resolved, Munguia said.

The driver’s conduct violated Community Transit’s professional conduct code, Munguia said.

“He was on the job, on the clock, even though it was his break,” Munguia said. “He was still being paid for that time, and our policies are that you conduct yourself in a professional manner representing Community Transit, and we feel that he violated that policy.”

The driver was not arrested. Marysville police have indicated that they don’t plan to cite the driver or seek criminal charges, Munguia said.

Rikki King: 425-339-3449, rking@heraldnet.com.

More in Local News

Within an hour, 2 planes crash-land at Paine Field

One simply landed hard and went off the end of a runway. Another crash involved unextended landing gear.

Mill Creek’s Donna Michelson ready to retire at year’s end

The city’s longest-serving council member says she has every intention of staying involved.

Leanne Smiciklas, the friendly lady who served customers of her husband’s Old School Barbeque from a schoolbus parked in front of the Reptile Zoo east of Monroe, has died at 64. (Dan Bates / Herald file)
Without her, beloved BBQ hotspot in Monroe can’t go on

Leanne Smiciklas, who ran the now-closed Old School BBQ along Highway 2 with her husband, died.

Foundation awards grants to Arlington schools

The Arlington Education Foundation on Nov. 13 presented a check to the… Continue reading

Snohomish County firefighters head to California for 18 days

They’re from Fire District 26 in Gold Bar, Getchell Fire and Fire District 7.

State commission reprimands Snohomish County judge for DUI

Judge Marybeth Dingledy had pleaded guilty and was sentenced to a day in jail.

Driver arrested after car strikes pedestrian in Everett

The pedestrian was crossing the road near 12th Street and Broadway. He was injured.

Active Casino Road volunteer honored for work

Molina Healthcare recently honored Jorge Galindo, from Everett, as one of its… Continue reading

Over $12K raised to InspireHER

InspireHER, a local organization that encourages female empowerment, raised over $12,000 at… Continue reading

Most Read