Ward 1 Councillor Brian McHattie says it was a “hoax”.
He’s now acknowledging that his office was taken in by a caller claiming to have been fined and slapped with demerit points for using the bus-only lane on King Street West.
McHattie adds that his clarification follows some discussion with Chief DeCaire who has gone through every ticket issued during day one of the pilot project.
The chief found only other run of the mill violations, such as distracted driving and expired licence stickers.
A few dozen motorists caught travelling in the bus-only lane have received warnings and informational brochures. That approach will continue for the next several days.