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NJ Transit bus driver allegedly caught masturbating on the job to appear in court

Posted at 4:51 PM, Aug 14, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-14 16:51:47-04

The New Jersey Transit bus driver who allegedly masturbated before passengers while driving through the Lincoln Tunnel is due in court Wednesday.

George Simpson Jr., 41, of Newark, was arrested after a passenger used her cell phone to record him exposing and then pleasuring himself while driving, according to police.  After the June 24 incident, police charged

Simpson with lewdness and reckless driving; he was suspended from his route without pay.

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According to the criminal complaint, Simpson recklessly created a risk of “widespread injury or damage” by “removing his hands from the wheel and masturbating while continuing to drive in traffic.”

The woman behind the cell phone, a librarian who did not want to be identified, recorded it “because of the outrage, that it was actually occurring on a Transit bus,” said her attorney Patrick Metz.  “The danger that he was putting the passengers in, as well as the commuters around this bus is unspeakable.”