BC Transit driver and supervisor hold down unruly passenger. (Cesar Pinilla, skelom/Reddit)

A 28-year-old Victoria man was arrested Friday morning after he allegedly assaulted a BC Transit supervisor.

The incident occurred on the number 50 bus at around 8:30 a.m. on Douglas Street next to Uptown Shopping Centre.

Police said an intoxicated man boarded the bus, refused to pay and then refused to leave the bus. The bus driver contacted a supervisor who attended and spoke to the man.

They were able to get him off the bus, but 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.

“Upon arrival Saanich Police found two BC Transit employees holding down the man who was intoxicated and yelling,” said Sgt. Jereme Leslie.

Both the driver and supervisor received minor injuries.

Police are recommending one charge of assault and one charge of obstructing police against the 28-year-old man who is known to them.



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