Clean up in taxi 5

  • Friday, February 22, 2013

A taxi cab driver had to call police because a client got sick in the cab and refused to pay the clean-up fee. The driver told police she picked up the passenger downtown and was dropping him off at his apartment in Mount Pleasant.

She said the man then threw up in the back seat of her cab and there would be a clean-up fee associated with it. She said the amount was $300.

The passenger agreed to pay the fee but needed to go to the ATM to withdraw money. But, the report said, the man was too intoxicated to operate the ATM. The report said the man was so drunk that he asked the police officer who arrived on-scene to help him work the machine.

However, his account only had $9.17 in it and the man could not pay the driver for his mess.

Then the officers had to explain to the cab driver that the “vomit fee” was not an enforceable law and that this would be a civil matter.

The officers were able to call a family member of the passenger who agreed to meet up with them and work out a solution to paying the cabbie, who agreed to this arrangement.


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