February 25, 2018

BC Court of Appeal ruling pleases Mom of daughter killed by drunk driver

The mother of a young woman killed by a drunk driver two years ago is pleased BC's highest court has upheld the sentence handed to an impaired driver... who took the life of someone else's child. "She just needs to serve her time. Stop all the trying to get out of jail free card type thing and just go serve your time." Markita Kaulius -- who lost … [Read more...]

Burnaby driver killed in high-speed viaduct crash

Vancouver Police say it was the driver killed in this morning's collision on the Georgia Viaduct. But they are not releasing the name of the 22 year old man from Burnaby. His next of kin are still being notified. Police say the three passengers in that vehicle remain in hospital in serious or critical condition. All are between 20 and 24 years … [Read more...]

Man is facing charges for threatening to shoot a Vancouver bus driver

On Sunday night police say a woman waiting for a bus at Commerical drive and Broadway told a driver a man at the bus stop was sexually harrasing her. That man then got on the bus and started mouthing off at the driver. Police say after the driver asked the man to get off -- he allegedly threatened the operator saying, “I have a gun … [Read more...]

Man who threatened bus driver sentenced

A BC man who threatened a bus driver last fall has been sentenced to probation.  Brandon Joseph Johnson was charged after an incident on a bus in New Westminster.  On October 18th, transit police allege the 30-year-old beat up a female passenger when she asked him to quiet down, and then threatened to punch the driver if he didn't let him … [Read more...]

Bus driver in Oregon crash banned by U.S. authorities

The driver of the bus that crashed in Oregon last month, killing nine people and injuring 39 others, has been banned from driving commercially in the United States. The U.S. Department of Transportation has declared two drivers from Coquitlam’s Mi Joo Tour and Travel to be “imminent hazards to public safety.” A U.S. investigation … [Read more...]

Drug addict sentenced in attack on bus driver

A young man with a history of drug abuse and violence has been sentenced to jail time for attacking a bus driver in Surrey last February. Steven Fayant pleaded guilty last year in the choking of Ram Punni as well as the stabbing of another man on a different day in Aldergrove. The crown asked for a sentence of three years, but the judge agreed to … [Read more...]

VPD tallies drunk driver stats

Vancouver Police have tallied up how many suspected drunk drivers were caught during road checks between Friday night and New Year's eve. They pulled 68 people off the roads. Nearly half were stopped on December 28th and only 17 were caught on the final night of 2012. The VPD can't release any comparison numbers from last year because that's when … [Read more...]

Mother of woman killed by drunk driver urges people to get home safely this New Year’s Eve

A plea from a mother who lost a child to a drunk driver: If you drink this New Year's Eve, don't get behind the wheel. Markita Kaulius, mother of 22-year-old Kassandra Kaulius, who died in Surrey last year when drunk driver Natasha Warren plowed into her car, says New Year’s Eve revellers have options. "So please make the choice to call a cab … [Read more...]

Impatient passenger assaults Saanich bus driver

A BC Transit bus driver in Saanich was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries after a struggle with an impatient passenger at 10am on Boxing Day. It happened as the driver was assisting a passenger in a wheel chair off the bus, when the twenty one-year old man kept trying to push past. The driver told the man he could exit by the back … [Read more...]

Impaired driver hits car stopped at Abbotsford road block

Abbotsford Police had to jump out of the way as a truck slammed into a car stopped at a drinking driving road block just before 10pm Saturday night. Sergeant Lisa Shea says the man driving was going around 100 kilometers per hour, and didn't even break as he approached the blockade. "The driver of the truck has been arrested for impaired driving," … [Read more...]