Bus driver assault leads to court date for Kelowna man

One man faces potential charges after assaulting a BC Transit driver late Friday night in downtown Kelowna.

  • Tue May 24th, 2016 7:00pm
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One man faces potential charges after assaulting a BC Transit driver late Friday night in downtown Kelowna.

On May 20 at 10:57 p.m., the Kelowna RCMP responded to a report of an assault that had just occurred at the Quennsway bus loop in downtown Kelowna. Police have determined that the victim, a Kelowna City BC Transit bus driver, had been punched several times after refusing to allow the suspect to bring a bike onto the bus.

RCMP took custody of the suspect who was arrested by a security officer in the downtown.  The police investigation is ongoing at this time.

The suspect, a 19-year-old Kelowna man, faces a potential charge of assault. He is expected to appear in Court at a later date.

If you witnessed this incident and have not yet spoken to police you are asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300. Or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.