RCMP arrest suspect in West Kelowna bus driver assault

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KELOWNA – A  teenaged suspect is in custody and facing charges in connection with the assault of a bus driver in West Kelowna last month.

RCMP say the Feb. 13 assault was caught on transit surveillance and showed a youth hitting the female driver while the bus was stopped at the Highway 97 South and Hudson Road bus exchange. The bus driver suffered minor injuries and did not require any medical treatment.

The teen got away on foot.

Less than a month later, a 17-year-old was arrested today, March 9, after he allegedly stole a car in Rutland. Investigators have positively identified the boy as the suspect from the bus assault thanks to the footage from the on board cameras, according to an RCMP media release.

Police say the teen faces charges stemming from the assault and from the car theft.


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