NICE Bus driver Keisha McGregor faces alleged attacker Ivey Dixon in court

A NICE bus driver faced her alleged attacker in court today. Police say 27-year-old Ivey Dixon, of Hempstead, started pummeling driver Keisha McGregor after she

Hempstead police arrested Ivey Dixon Wednesday morning. They say she was the woman caught on a cellphone video who became upset when the driver did not make an unscheduled stop along Hempstead Turnpike.

Hempstead police arrested Ivey Dixon Wednesday morning. They say she was the woman caught on a cellphone video who became upset when the driver did not make an unscheduled stop along Hempstead Turnpike. (2/27/14)

HEMPSTEAD - A NICE bus driver faced her alleged attacker in court today.

Police say 27-year-old Ivey Dixon, of Hempstead, started pummeling driver Keisha McGregor after she didn't let her off at an unscheduled stop. The incident was captured on cellphone video.

"She could have had a gun, she could have had a knife, she could have done anything," says McGregor.

McGregor went to court this morning joined by more than a dozen other bus drivers. The drivers say verbal and physical attacks are increasing and they want protection.

The protection could come in the form of a security partition for drivers. The MTA has started installing partitions on some of its buses in New York City. Long Island drivers and bus unions are now demanding the same level of protection.

NICE says crimes against its drivers are rare, but in light of the recent attack, it says it is going to look at improving driver security systems, including partitions.

Dixon is being held on $15,000 bond.  If found guilty, Dixon could face up to seven years behind bars.

McGregor says she's still recovering from the attack and hopes to get back on the road soon.

For an extended interview with the driver, watch the clip to the left or click News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612. 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

Suffolk police say a body was found behind 1 Police: Body found behind auto parts store
Immigrant advocates are calling for law enforcement agencies 2 Immigrant advocates ask officials not to work with ICE
Photography students at Lynbrook High School are refinishing 3 Students refinish old photos submitted by the community
The school district says the candy made the 4 Sachem SD: 6 students hospitalized after eating potentially laced candy
Robert Crumb, 44, pleaded not guilty to second-degree 5 Man pleads not guilty to stabbing wife to death in Bethpage

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

Hempstead police arrested Ivey Dixon Wednesday morning. They Woman charged in attack on bus driver

Hempstead police arrested Ivey Dixon Wednesday morning. They say she was the woman caught on

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE