A 49-year-old man pleaded guilty Tuesday and was immediately sentenced to time already served in jail for attacking a bus driver in Costa Mesa.

Dennis Lee Bunton was told by an Orange County Transportation Authority bus driver to sit down, prompting him to strike a partition protecting the driver until it broke and injured the driver about 6:40 p.m. May 13 while the bus was in Costa Mesa, Orange County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Todd Hylton said.

The driver was taken to a hospital but was not seriously injured, Hylton said.

Bunton pleaded guilty to a felony count of battery against a transportation worker and a misdemeanor count of assault against a transportation worker, according to court records. He was sentenced to 68 days in jail.

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