Halifax Regional Police have charged a 55-year-old bus driver under the Blind Persons' Rights Act in relation to an alleged incident that happened in January in Halifax.
On Jan. 28, John DenHollander, and his guide dog, Oden, were denied access to a Halifax Transit bus at the Halifax Transit bays in the 1900 block of Barrington Street.
According to the Lower Sackville, N.S. man, the bus driver didn't believe his guide dog was a real service animal.
Fifty-five-year-old, Myles Charles Horton, of Lantz, N.S., has been charged contrary to Section 4(1) (b) of the Nova Scotia Blind Persons’ Rights Act.
The act states that no one with a guide dog should be denied service or accommodation, and anyone who denies service could be fined up to $3,000.
Horton is scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Court at a later date.