Passengers in bus incident may face charges

It is expected Kamloops RCMP will recommend assault and mischief charges be laid against two passengers who were featured this month in a Youtube video shot on a city bus.

In the video, recorded by one of the two passengers, the driver is seen leaving his seat and confronting the pair.

Meribeth Burton, spokeswoman for BC Transit, said two independent witnesses came forward and corroborated the explanation the driver had given to First Canada — the contractor that runs the service in the city — and BC Transit.

Burton said information provided indicates the driver was kicked and a window was cracked during the confrontation.

She said BC Transit is recommending to its contractor the driver — who was suspended from work with pay when the video went public — be reinstated and given some refresher training as his actions in dealing with the couple violated policies.

Burton said First Canada has agreed with the recommendation.





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