Related News

Home » Metro

Drug-taking cabbie locked boy in taxi

A city taxi driver locked a five-year-old boy in his cab in a fare dispute with the child's aunt, the Oriental Morning Post reported today.

It is said that the driver was later found to have traces of drugs in his system.

The boy's aunt, surnamed Zhu, said she and her nephew took a Falanhong taxi on Sunday evening from the city's Huangpu District to Pudong New Area.

However, the driver didn't follow her directions and instead took a longer route, she claimed.
Zhu complained to the driver and called police from the cab.

According to the report, the driver used abusive language towards Zhu until they arrived at destination.

She refused to pay the fare until police came to the scene, which is said to have annoyed the cabbie.

When Zhu had got out of the car, the driver suddenly pushed the child back in and locked him inside, according to the report.

Security guards at a nearby residential complex heard the commotion and rushed to the scene.
The driver was later taken to a police station. Police didn't disclose his identity.

According to the report, a urine test showed he had recently taken drugs.

An investigation also found that he had been convicted of drug abuse in 1995.

Officials with the city's traffic and port administration said yesterday that the driver's license would be revoked and he would lose his job if he was confirmed to be a drug user.

Last night, Zhu said she had yet to receive an apology from the taxi operator.


Copyright © 1999- Shanghai Daily. All rights reserved.Preferably viewed with Internet Explorer 8 or newer browsers.

沪公网安备 31010602000204号

Email this to your friend