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Hack loses license after Qns. fare brawl: Post

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MANHATTAN — A judge has stripped a taxi driver of his license for physically tossing a man out of his cab for after the would-be passenger requested a ride to Long Island City from Manhattan, the New York Post reported.

Administrative law judge Tynia Richard recently took away the license of hack Sidikiba Diallo, who had been on the job for 20 years, after the driver allegedly got into a confrontation with a man who had just ended a bout of drinking and wanted to leave the borough, according to the Post report.

On April 8 at about 3 a.m., Glenn Yonemitsu requested a ride to Queens, but Diallo refused to take him and after arguing with the man physically ejected him out of the car, the Post reported.

The scuffle, in which Yonemitsu was twice thrown out of the cab before leaving voluntarily when Diallo threatened to drive to a police precinct, was captured on video.

The judge opted to take away Diallo’s credentials as a result of the inicident.

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