UPDATED: Man gets two years in jail for attacking bus driver

Vancouver, BC, Canada / (CKNW AM) AM980

A man who viciously attacked a bus driver in Surrey earlier this year has been sentenced to two years behind bars on top of 31 months’ time already served.

Sean Tyler Quaye, 25, made a surprise guilty plea today.

He also received three years’ probation and a three-year ban on taking transit.

Quaye punched a Surrey bus driver so hard, the driver was left with a broken nose, broken facial bones and blurred vision.

Bus drivers who attended the hearing left smiling.

Union leader Nathan Woods says it’s great news.

“It’s long overdue to have a judge consider this type of sentencing. And for one, I think transit operators and riders especially happy that this has transpired today. It’s just the most amazing news.”

He does question, however, how Quaye’s transit ban will be enforced.



  1. so hats almost 5 years in jail !! Give that judge a free pass to the SCOC bench !! finally a Judge that gets the need to do more than hug a criminal and commiserate over the tough life they have had !!

  2. If the 31 months was served up until the 2 year jail sentence handed down, how was he out of jail to assault the driver? Was the 31 months a sentence for a seperate offense and he got released before the assault took place? A very confusing opening paragraph!

  3. David , in the old days if you hit some one you might get a fine , now 2 years to become a better criminol , but might learn some thing in the proses , like handling his anger , and keeping his hands to him self , maybe some one will pound on him . And the first part of the story says earlyer this year , than 31 months ? there are only 12 months in a year ?

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