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Reports: MBTA In Process Of Firing Bus Driver

An off-duty MBTA bus hit a parking officer and pushed two vehicles into the median in Kenmore Square Thursday morning. (Josh Berlinger for WBUR)
An off-duty MBTA bus hit a parking officer and pushed two vehicles into the median in Kenmore Square Thursday morning. (Josh Berlinger for WBUR)

An MBTA official says that the agency is in the process of firing the bus driver accused of driving her bus into a Boston parking enforcement officer, The Boston Globe reports.

Lataria Milton was arrested Thursday morning after she allegedly struck Vicki Kilduff, who was writing Milton a $75 ticket for parking the bus in a no-stopping zone on Commonwealth Avenue in Kenmore Square. Kilduff was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Milton was released on personal recognizance Friday after pleading not guilty to assault with a deadly weapon and reckless driving charges. Prosecutors say a video recording shows that Lataria Milton intentionally drove toward the parking enforcement officer. Milton's attorney argued that while she has an extensive driving record, she has never been convicted of a crime.

That lengthy driving record includes a suspension of Milton's driver's license from November 2006 to March 2007. During that time, according to WBZ, Milton continued to work because she failed to report the suspension to MBTA officials.

The MBTA has already suspended Milton and is expected to make an official decision on any additional disciplinary action in the next few days.

This program aired on August 11, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.

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