Taxi snub for knife man
A BARMAN who wanted to become a taxi driver has been turned down after he threatened his wife with a knife.
He claimed he was stressed out at work and wanted to blow off some steam on New Year’s Eve.
AN “out of control” barman who threatened to slash his wife’s throat with a kitchen knife had his dream of becoming a private hire driver crushed.
Glasgow City Council’s Licensing and Regulatory Committee did not deem Jagraj Singh a fit and proper person to be driving a private hire car in the city.
Councillors heard how he had been sentenced to a Community Payback Order with supervision for the terrifying incident on New Year’s Eve.
Mr Singh told the committee he was stressed out at work and decided to blow off some steam to bring in 2018.
According to the police report, he said: “Do you want me to cut your throat, you b****?”
It caused his wife and children to shriek in terror and call her father, who called the police.
Mr Singh had gone out drinking with his cousin and “went out of control”.
Mr Singh said he j ust happened to have the knife in his hand because he was “cutting rolls”.
Apparently, his drinking was a break in a six-year spell of abstinence due to an alcoholic past.
Councillor Rhiannon Spear said: “My concern is linking this with your circumstance, being a taxi driver is an incredibly stressful job.
“You will have to deal with incredibly drunk people in your car with the smell of alcohol.”