Police called after assault on Greyhound bus in South Okanagan

A Greyhound bus was delayed on Highway 3A near Twin Lakes last week after police were called to deal with an unruly passenger.

PENTICTON - A man who was kicked off a Greyhound bus in the Twin Lakes area southwest of Kaleden last week, punched a fellow passenger and wound up in police custody.

Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth says officers were dispatched to Highway 3A near Twin Lakes Road on Oct. 21 after the driver of a Greyhound bus reported an assault.

The driver said a man travelling on the bus began throwing beer cans at passengers, Wrigglesworth says. The driver told him he had the option of getting off the bus or sitting at the front of the bus for the remainder of the trip.

The man decided to get off the bus, but on the way out he punched a female passenger.

Police patrolled the highway and found the man on the side of the road. He was arrested, jailed and released later the same day.

The man was not charged in the incident, Wrigglesworth says.

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