A Clinton campaign bus dumped raw sewage into a Georgia street drain in what the Democratic National Committee called an “honest mistake” Tuesday.
The manager of a store in Lawrenceville, Ga., along Grayson Highway watched through the window around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday as the bus stopped and opened the tank over a storm drain, according to reports from local TV station Fox 5 Atlanta.
The DNC hired the bus for Hillary Clinton’s campaign trail and said in a release that the driver of the charter bus worried the overflowing tank would turn into a leak hazard for other drivers on the road.
“This was an honest mistake and we apologize to the Lawrenceville community for any harm we may have caused,” the DNC said in a statement. “We were unaware of any possible violations and have already taken corrective action with the charter bus company to prevent this from happening again.”
Toilet paper and foul smells remained after the bus left, according to the police report. A hazmat crew was sent to the area, while police continue to investigate the charter bus company to determine the cause of the violation.