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Bus driver is punched in fare dispute

A man described as “intoxicated” allegedly boarded a city bus without paying and punched the driver when he attempted to collect the fare, police said.

The incident happened yesterday at about 6:55 a.m. near the intersection of Kapiolani Blvd. and Keeaumoku St., police said. Police arrested a 37-year-old man with no local address for interference with the operator of a transit vehicle. Bail was set at $11,000. The 53-year-old male driver received a minor laceration in the face, but refused treatment at the scene for his injuries.

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