Bus driver accused of locking passenger inside baggage compartment

State Police in Connecticut arrested a woman they say locked a female passenger inside the baggage compartment of a bus.

The victim allegedly called police from inside a Peter Pan bus headed to Boston, telling them she was trapped under the bus, inside the baggage compartment.

Police were able to trace the woman's location and confirmed she had been traveling along I-84.

Troopers pulled over the bus in Willington, near Exit 70, and found the woman inside the baggage compartment.

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She climbed out and declined medical treatment. Instead, the woman pointed to the female bus driver who she says purposefully locked her inside the baggage compartment while the woman was trying to grab something from her bag.

The female driver, 49-year-old Wendy Alberty, of East Lyme, was not driving the bus when it was pulled over, but was found inside the bus and charged with breach of peace, reckless endangerment and unlawful restraint.

Alberty is being held on $2,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in Rockville Court on Aug. 21.

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