July 16 update: An arrest has been made after a transit bus driver was brutally attacked on Saturday night in West Kelowna.
Regan Hammond, 33, of West Kelowna was arrested near the scene and has been charged with assault causing bodily harm.
According to Kelowna RCMP, the bus was traveling on Hwy 97 towards West Kelowna at around 11:40 p.m. on July 13th, when a male passenger yelled at the driver to let him off on Boucherie Rd. The driver informed the man that the bus did not stop there.
Witnesses then say as the driver neared the Stevens/Westlake Rd interchange, the man got up and began swearing at the driver and then delivered a flurry of fists to the driver's head as the bus pulled in to the bus stop. The driver managed to get the assailant off the bus before calling police.
The driver was then transported to Kelowna General Hospital where he was treated for head injuries, including a fractured jaw.
A Kelowna transit driver was assaulted over the weekend.
The incident took place at the Steven’s exchange in West Kelowna and has been confirmed by Les Milton, of the local transit union.
It happened on Saturday evening and it's believed the driver suffered a broken jaw in the Saturday night assault.
We’ll have more details when they become available.