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DNC Bus Dumps Sewage On Georgia Street (Photo)

| by Sarah Zimmerman
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A Democratic National Committee (DNC) bus was caught illegally dumping raw sewage into a storm drain in Lawrenceville, Georgia.

Authorities were called to an O’Reilly Auto Parts near the side of the highway after multiple reports of an RV unloading large amounts of sewage into a storm drain on Oct. 18. According to WSBTV, a store employee was shocked to see that the RV was actually an official vehicle for the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign.

Employee Mike Robbins watched the campaign bus pull right in front of his store and saw somebody exit the vehicle and open the storm drain. Human waste then proceeded to spill onto the street and into the storm drain, according to Fox News. According to the subsequent police report, a " foul smell" and a large amount of "drying toilet paper" were left behind, much to the anger of nearby witnesses.

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"I was like, 'What the heck? Are you kidding me?’” said Robbins to WSBTV. “I couldn’t believe it. 

"It’s one thing if you get some jackleg coming through in an old RV. But to see a campaign bus with people’s pictures and names all over it stop and do it," he added.

NBC News reports that the bus was there as part of the DNC's "Forward Together" tour, which is "campaigning in Georgia to provide additional support for Hillary Clinton and to promote Democrats up and down the ballot." 

A DNC spokesman told Fox News that the bus driver noticed that the sewage tank was full and leaking. He was concerned that if they didn't stop and empty the tank, the leaking sewage would put other drivers at risk. 

The DNC later released an official statement, calling the incident "an honest mistake."

"We were unaware of any possible violations and have already taken corrective action with the charter bus company to prevent this from happening again," the statement reads. "Furthermore, the DNC will work with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, as well as local and state officials to determine the best course of corrective action."

As of now, no action has been taken against the RV's driver although authorities say that it's too early to know what fines or penalties could be considered, if any.

Sources: NBC News, WSB-TV Atlanta, Fox News / Photo Credit: Lawrenceville Police Department via NBC News

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