Passenger shat­ters taxi driver’s wind­screen

Bray People - - News Focus -

A TAXI DRIVER had his wind­screen shat­tered by an out of con­trol passenger whom he had brought from Bray to Bally­brack in the early hours of Satur­day morn­ing.

The youth was picked up at Glen­lu­can on the Kil­lar­ney Road and asked to be driven to Bally­brack. The driver made his way to Lough­lin­stown Park where the passenger said he did not have enough money to pay.

He said he would go in to the house for money but re­fused to leave any­thing in the car for se­cu­rity such as his mo­bile phone or wal­let.

‘I sus­pected that we were not ac­tu­ally at his house as he had changed his mind as we pulled up out­side a first house,’ said the taxi man. The young man opened the door, said the driver, and tried to get out. ‘ I re­strained him and tried to drive away with him to the garda sta­tion. He kept pulling the car out of gear and pulling the hand­brake. He then punched the wind­screen and shat­tered it.’

Gar­dai were called to the scene and the youth was ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of crim­i­nal dam­age. ‘This is just an­other ex­am­ple of the threat un­der which driv­ers find them­selves nowa­days,’ said the taxi driver.

The taxi that was at­tacked by an irate passenger.

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