A man, 23, and woman, 31, boarded a public Hunter Valley Bus last Friday morning about 9.50am in Lake Macquarie on their way to Toronto. Some time into their journey, the couple began masturbating, a police spokesman told news.com.au.
They then took off their clothes and engaged in other lewd acts on the bus, which had other travellers on board.
When the driver, 59, became aware of the activity, he asked them to stop and get off the bus. At this point, the man and woman became verbally aggressive. The man spat at the driver before he got off the bus with the woman at Warners Bay.
After being kicked off the first bus, the couple tried to board a second bus which pulled up where they’d been thrown out.
A second bus driver, 58, refused them entry, as he’d been alerted to their behaviour.
The 23-year-old man again became aggressive and tried to remove the bus’s windscreen wipers.
The driver called the police but the couple fled before officers arrived.
The 23-year-old man from Windale was arrested yesterday by officers from Morisset and taken to Belmont Police Station where he was charged with affray, common assault, intimidation, offensive conduct and malicious damage.
Bail was refused. He will face court today in Toronto.
The woman was charged with offensive conduct and incite to the commission of crimes and given a court appearance notice for May 14.
ComfortDelGro Australia, who operates Hunter Valley Buses, was not immediately available for comment.