Police intervene in altercation on Greyhound bus

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UPDATE: March 27, 2013 - 11:33 a.m.

DISGRUNTLED PASSENGER BOOTED OFF GREYHOUND BUS

Kelowna RCMP are investigating allegations of assault after a conflict broke out on a Greyhound bus last Saturday. The bus was making a scheduled rest stop in Penticton, while on its way from Vancouver to Kelowna, when an argument broke out between the driver and a passenger.

“The passenger refused to do as driver asked,” says Greyhound spokesperson Maureen Richmond. The passenger was apparently reluctant to re-board the bus on time.

The driver eventually pushed the passenger off the bus after a long verbal alteraction.

“The driver felt threatened,” Richmond says. 

The passenger then contacted police to report the incident. Const. Kris Clark of the Kelowna RCMP says the detachment is investigating the case and will be collecting evidence before making any charges. Clark confirmed there were no weapons involved in the confrontation and no one was harmed.

Richmond says the Greyhound driver has been working with the company since 2002 and has never before received passenger complaints. His license is currently suspended for the duration of the investigation.

March 26, 2013 - 6:10 p.m.

Kelowna RCMP are investigating allegations of assault after a conflict broke out on a Greyhound bus last weekend. The bus was making a trip from Vancouver to Calgary when policed intervened, stopping the bus in Penticton. A passenger claims to have been assaulted by the bus driver.

Const. Kris Clark, spokesperson for Kelowna RCMP says the detachment is investigating the case and will be collecting evidence before making any charges.

Clark says there were no weapons involved in the confrontation and no one was harmed.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Julie Whittet at jwhittet@infotelnews.ca or call (250) 718-0428.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Julie Whittet at jwhittet@infotelnews.ca or call (250) 718-0428.

 


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