March 13, 2012

A 49-year-old man was sentenced to 50 days in jail for assaulting a TTC Supervisor at Dundas Station on Jan. 18.

The accused was attempting to gain entry into Dundas Station without paying a proper fare. A dispute ensued with the Collector on duty. When a female Supervisor attempted to intervene in the fare dispute, the suspect spat on her and threatened to fight the TTC employee. Toronto Police from 52 Division were called to the scene and arrested the suspect.

On March 8, at College Park Courts, Emile DeGuire, 49, pleaded guilty to assault. He was sentenced to 50 days in jail, time served.

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 and the Courts to secure the stiffest penalties possible for those convicted of assault or threats against 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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