PHOENIX (AP) — A California man convicted of attacking the driver of a Greyhound bus and causing it to go off an Arizona freeway in 2014 has been sentenced to 13 years in prison.
Maricopa County Superior Court officials say Maquel Morris, of Los Angeles, was also sentenced Friday to five years’ probation upon release.
Morris pleaded guilty last month to three counts of aggravated assault for allegedly attempting to gain control of a passenger bus.
He initially faced assault and endangerment charges after 24 passengers on the Dallas-bound bus were injured in the early morning hours of Jan. 23, 2014.
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Authorities say Morris struck the driver and tried to take control of the steering wheel.
The bus went into the median of Interstate 10 before passengers helped the driver regain control.