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Tour Bus Operator Stashes Extra Passengers In Luggage Compartment

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Bus passengers near luggage storage area. (File photo Getty Images)

Bus passengers near luggage storage area. (File photo Getty Images)

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GLADWIN (WWJ) –   UPDATE TO STORY 

When a tour bus operator found he had more passengers than seats, he put six people in the luggage compartment with mattresses and pillows.

Now the Michigan company has been ordered to cease commercial bus operations after the discovery during a trip to Ohio.

The order against Haines Tours of Gladwin was issued Friday by the U.S. Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

An Ohio State Patrol officer found six people May 27 in the luggage compartment of a bus traveling from Michigan to Clyde, Ohio. Mattresses and pillows were in the luggage area.

It is reported that the driver told the officer there was no room on the bus for more passengers.

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