One man was arrested following an altercation on a transit bus that resulted in a passenger injury and deputies being called to a stop near the Cardiff Kook statue in Cardiff-by-the-Sea on Wednesday night.
A deputy from the was sent to South Coast Highway 101 around 8 p.m. after a fight was reported on the bus, Sgt. Mark O'Connor said.
Deputies were called after the driver of the North County Transit District bus southbound on its Route 101 alerted an NCTD dispatcher, who called 911, an NCTD spokesman said.
The suspect, whose name was not immediately available, was accused of battering another passenger. The first deputy who responded, attempted to arrest him, O'Connor said. The man allegedly struck the deputy in the course of resisting attempts to take him into custody.
A number of other officers responded. The victim in the incident, whose name was not released, was taken to a hospital, according to the NCTD's Alex Wiggins. The spokesman said he did not know the extent of the injuries.
The bus was halted for an estimated 30-40 minutes, Wiggins said, while the incident was sorted out, before resuming its route.
The man, who appeared to be in his 30s, faces potential allegations of
battery, battery on a peace officer and being under the influence of a
controlled substance, O'Connor said.