Cabbie jailed in stabbing assault
A Dallas cab driver is in jail on aggravated assault and drunken driving charges after witnesses say he pulled his taxi off the road and stabbed a passenger in the throat.
Police arrested 56-year-old Larry Darnell Miles early Sunday. The driver was held Tuesday on bonds totaling $25,500. Police say 24-year-old Eason Price Maykus was treated at the scene and admitted himself to a hospital.
Witnesses told police that the cabbie was eating a cheeseburger and driving erratically. When the six passengers tried to give him directions, he became confrontational. Police found an empty bottle of gin, an empty 24-ounce beer can and a full bottle of gin in the cab. Miles did not immediately return calls Tuesday.