TTC: Spitting at Bus Driver Earns 61 Year-Old Man a 75-Day Jail Sentence

Update: see previous posts – Aug.20/12 TTC: Three (3) Convicted of Assault, Sentenced to Jail Time and Prohibition From Using TTC, July 13, 2012 TTC: Woman Jailed 46 days for Assault on TTC Operator & 3 Customers, July 7, 2012 TTC: Man Sentenced to 70 Days in Jail for Assault on TTC Employee/Property, June 9, 2012 TTC: Two Men have Received Jail Sentences for Two Separate Assaults on TTC Employees, May 24, 2012 TTC: Man Sentenced to 21 Days in Jail for Assaulting Streetcar Operator, April 26, 2012 TTC: Two Men Sent to Jail for Spitting On TTC Employees, April 10, 2012 Threatening TTC Employees’ Sends Man to Jail for the Second Time, March 13, 2012 TTC: 49-Year-Old Man Sentenced to 50 Days in Jail for Spitting At Uniformed TTC Supervisor, February 27, 2012 The Gunman Who Shot the TTC Collector Has the Same MO in Previous TTC Hold-Ups, February 27, 2011 TTC Ticket Collector Shot In Attempted Robbery at Dupont Subway Station, February 26, 2012 Man Jailed for Threatening to Kill Toronto Transit Commission Drivers, December 8, 2011 Man Prohibited From Using T.T.C Public Transit for 3 years, Sentenced to 63 Days in Jail After Assaulting Customers and Bus Operator, November 21, 2011 Man Sentenced to 36 Days in Jail For Assault on T.T.C Operator, November 10, 2011 Man Sentenced to 45 days in Jail for Assault on T.T.C Employee

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Toronto Transit Commission Bus. A 61 year-old TTC customer was sentenced to 75 days in jail for spitting in a bus driver’s face.

A man has been handed a jail sentence for assaulting a TTC bus operator.

On August 25, 2012 a male was on a bus at Kennedy Station.  The man was unhappy with the bus routing, and after receiving directions from the bus operator, he became angry and spat in the bus operator’s face.

The suspect fled the scene, but was arrested a short time later by members of Toronto Police.

On August 29, Gary Oke, 61, pleaded guilty to a charge of assault and was sentenced to 75 days in jail.

On average, two TTC employees are assaulted every day, ranging from punching, slapping and spitting, to threats of physical harm or death.

The TTC’s Court Advocates work with Crown Attorneys to secure the stiffest penalties possible for those convicted of assaulting TTC employees and continue to seek limits on the use of public transit in Toronto for those convicted of these crimes.



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