NYC taxi driver arrested after road rage brawl
Video shows taxi driver fighting in the street for getting back into her cabin and hitting multiple cars.
A New York City taxi driver was arrested after a series of events captured on film left her brawling in the middle of Manhattan for the crash of the cabin in a couple of vehicles on Thursday.
Alyssa Jenna Mallett, 25, of Brooklyn, was arrested at the scene and charged with “reckless endangering, criminal mischief and violence,” the New York Post reported.
Mallett was driving a yellow taxi in Midtown Manhattan, when she was furious after a Nissan SUV as possible, cut her out, the New York Police Department said.
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A video captured Mallett to go after a man and a woman as bystanders tried to break up the fight. After the fight, Mallett was seen getting into the taxi, hitting a UPS truck, and the few SUV’s with car and backing into a parked car. The couple said an 11-year-old girl and a 2 week old baby in the SUV at the time of the incident.
The police said Mallett “punched, kicked and scratched on the couple,” who also fought back and defended himself. The couple received treatment at the scene, and the children were not injured, ABC 7 New York reported.
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The Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) said Mallett has a few problems during the 14 months she has a TLC license, FOX 5 New York reported. She was scheduled to appear at a hearing for refusing to pick up a customer. She was also due to attend hearings after being accused of overcharging customers.
Mallett also has an arrest history. She was arrested in June by the Port Authority Police at LaGuardia Airport, reportedly after hitting a passenger with a mobile phone. TLC Commissioner Meera Joshi said TLC suspended license after the arrest, but Mallett to the court and “pleaded the charges to a dismissal, so that the TLC had to restore her driver’s license.”
TLC suspended Mallett the license again Thursday the arrest.
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