Loved up couples are having sex on the seats of the Navan town bus service.

That’s according to Independent councillor Alan Lawes, who in an explosive video posted to Facebook today claimed that drug use and   dealing is rife on the bus service and terrified drivers have been forced to abandon their vehicle to stay safe.

The most recent incident happened on Abbey Road on Friday morning when a passenger who had been travelling on the bus for hours became aggressive when the driver asked him to leave.

In the interest of safety the driver ushered all passengers, apart from the aggressive one, off the bus before leaving the vehicle himself.

This enraged the male who proceeded to smash a number of windows before leaving.

Lawes has now advised Stephen Nugent of the NRBU, the union that represents bus drivers, to instruct his members to drive directly into the Garda station if a problem arises saying, ‘I appreciate Gardai are understaffed so if they can’t come to deal with a problem we have to deliver the problem to them.’

Nugent then revealed that Fridays incident was the latest in a long line, telling Lawes that couples regularly have sex on the town service and both drug use and drug dealing is rampant and that on one occasion a driver was chased off the bus and down the street by thugs.

Lawes has now called on local TD and Minister for Justice Helen McEntee to introduce Transport Police on buses.

A Garda spokesman said, ‘Gardaí investigating a suspected criminal damage incident in which a bus was damaged in Navan, County Meath, on the afternoon of Friday, 1st July, 2022, have arrested and charged a man in his 30s in connection with this incident

The man is due to appear at Trim District Court on Tuesday, 12th July, 2022, at 10:30am.

The video is here;