by: David Ham Updated:
MARYSVILLE, Wash. - A 59-year-old Community Transit bus driver resigned Tuesday morning before a hearing in which he could have faced disciplinary action for having sex on the job.
Last Wednesday around 7:40 p.m., a Marysville police officer was in the area of State Avenue, south of First Street when he spotted the driver and a 52-year-old woman having sex in the bushes.
He was on a 20-minute break when an officer spotted the two having sex.
"This activity was consensual. There was no violent offense, there was no rape or anything like that," said Cmdr. Robb Lamoureaux.
Lamoureaux said the driver was not cited because it was the officer and his supervisor's decision to let Community Transit handle the matter.
"We don't have a specific rule regarding sexual activity but we do have policies that say when you're on the job, when you're on the clock, you need to represent Community Transit in a professional manner," said Martin Munguia, spokesperson for Community Transit.
Surveillance video from the bus showed that there was one female passenger left at the same time the driver was exiting for his break.
Community Transit and Marysville police have yet to confirm if the female passenger was who the driver had sex with.
The driver was with Community Transit for 15 years.
He made $57,054 a year. The driver's resignation will not impact his pension.