ST. LOUIS (AP/KMOX) –  Greyhound is promising refunds for passengers who had to endure a grueling bus trip from Memphis to St. Louis last Friday.

It took two drivers and more than twelve hours to complete that journey.

Here’s why, according to bus company officials:

The bus was on a normal run from Memphis on I-55 when the driver stopped near Sikeston to order off an unruly passenger, over the objections of some of the other riders on the bus.

She then drove to Cape Girardeau where she got off the bus and “waited for someone to pick her up”, according to Greyhound.

Police were summoned to the scene and they were able to convince the driver to get back on and continue the journey.

But when she reached the Charleston area, the driver once again pulled over and took off.

Finally, a replacement driver arrived and got passengers to St. Louis early Saturday.

Greyhound has apologized and promised refunds — they’ll also meet with the driver this morning and promise she’ll face some harsh discipline for her actions.



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Comments (2)
  1. Mel says:

    Check the federal law. The driver was well within her rights. It was better to stop the bus and get off, rather then keep driving and indanger the passengers due to distractions. She has 100% responsability and athority over the bus. Let Grayhound fire her and see how fast she will be set for life.

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