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Bus Driver Arraigned After Traffic Officer Hit

An MBTA bus driver has pleaded not guilty to assault and driving charges after police said she struck a Boston parking enforcement officer and several cars while apparently trying to avoid a parking ticket.

Thirty-four-year-old Lataria Milton was arraigned Friday in Roxbury District Court. She was arrested Thursday on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon and driving to endanger.

Authorities said the bus was in a no-stopping zone in Kenmore Square Thursday morning when a supervisor with the Boston Transportation Department prepared to write a ticket.

The bus driver drove off, striking the officer, who was taken to a hospital with injuries not considered life threatening. The bus then struck other cars. No passengers were on the bus.

WBZ-FM reports that Milton has a lengthy driving record.

This program aired on August 10, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.

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