SUMAS, Wash. -- A woman faces charges for assault and urinating in public after she allegedly hit a WTA bus driver in the face. A spokeswoman for Whatcom Transportation Authority says the woman boarded the bus on the 71x route in Sumas at about 6:30 yesterday morning. She began making a disturbance on the bus and the driver ordered her off. She hit him before exiting, cutting and bruising his face. Sumas police identify the woman as Tawonna hicks, a transient who is in her 40’s.