(WTNH) — Charges were dropped Tuesday against the Peter Pan bus driver accused of locking a passenger in a luggage compartment in August.
In Rockville Superior Court on Tuesday morning, the state’s attorney decided to nolle — meaning, will no longer prosecute — the reckless endangerment, breach of peace, and unlawful restraint charges against Wendy Alberty.
Alberty’s attorney, Nate Baber, told News 8 that there was no evidence she intentionally locked the passenger in that compartment back in August.
The passenger was able to get help by calling the police from the luggage compartment. She told police, “Hi, I have no battery left. I’m not OK. The bus driver locked me underneath the bus.”
Authorities were able to find and stop the bus after they pinged the woman’s cellphone.
Baber said Alberty is considering filing a civil suit over the arrest.
Alberty is still employed by Peter Pan. She was placed on administrative leave with pay but is expected to return to work soon.