Man arrested after BC Transit Supervisor Assaulted

On September 1, 2017, just before 8:30AM, Saanich Police were called to the 3400 block of Douglas St for a report of a physical altercation. 

Upon arrival Police found two BC Transit employees holding down a man who was intoxicated and yelling.  Officers learned that the intoxicated man had boarded a BC Transit bus, refused to pay and then refused to leave the bus.  The BC Transit driver contacted a supervisor who attended and spoke to the man. 

When the BC Transit Supervisor explained to the man he would have to leave, the intoxicated man assaulted him.  The two ended up on the ground, the Transit Driver stepped in and they held the man there until Police arrived.

Police arrested a 28 year old Victoria man who is known to them.  Police are recommending one charge of assault and one charge of obstructing Police and he’ll appear in afternoon court on September 1, 2017. 

SPD File 17-20725 refers

A/Sgt. Jereme Leslie

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