After a chase in which speeds reached over 30 kph, South Coast BC transit police captured a suspect accused of illegally using the HOV lane of the Trans-Canada Highway.
On June 10, constables noticed a late model Mercedes suspiciously driving east bound on the freeway in a lane reserved for vehicles containing at least two people. They pulled the car over and detained two for questioning.
Further investigation led to ticketing of an Abbotsford man, arrest of a female suspect and seizure of a possible hijab. No guns or tasers were needed to make the arrest and no injuries were reported.
The picture above shows the South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority Police Service demonstrating their new offender-friendly style of interaction. The prisoner had no immediate comment.
NOTE: I originally suggested that Transit Police had used Tasers on fare evaders. I removed that assertion and amended the final paragraph after a comment from Sgt. Tom Seaman of the Transit Police. Click to read.
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