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Passenger pleads not guilty in Greyhound bus incident

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Maquel Morris. (Source: CBS 5 News) Maquel Morris. (Source: CBS 5 News)
PHOENIX (CBS5) -

A 25-year-old California man charged with attacking a Greyhound bus driver and causing the bus to go off Interstate 10 on Jan. 23 west of Phoenix pleaded not guilty Wednesday.

Maquel Morris faces 45 counts, including aggravated assault and endangerment for allegedly trying to gain control of the bus by grabbing the steering wheel.

He entered his plea in Maricopa County Superior Court.

Passengers, including Gregory Fort of California, told Arizona Department of Public Safety officers that Morris threatened to "tip" the bus and that he tried to grab control of the steering wheel from driver Ray Cunningham.

Morris apologized Jan. 28, but denied ever striking the driver.

Cunningham was lauded as a hero for bringing the bus to a standing stop in the median facing oncoming traffic.

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