Cab Driver Arrested After Road-Rage Incident in NYC

Zachary Stieber
By Zachary Stieber
August 13, 2018New York

A New York City cab driver has been arrested after video footage captured her in a violent road-rage incident in the Midtown neighborhood of Manhattan.

Alyssa Jenna Mallett was identified as the driver seen in the footage punching another female driver and pulling her hair.

Witnesses told WABC that the fight stemmed from the other vehicle, an SUV, allegedly cutting off the yellow cab.

That’s when Mallett hopped out of her cab, on 35th Street just before 4 p.m. on Aug. 9, and rushed over the other vehicle.

She punched the other driver, who has not been identified, in the face and pulled her hair during a scuffle.

Both drivers eventually got back into their vehicles and Mallett then used her cab to ram the SUV, which also contained a man and two children, an 11-year-old girl and a newborn girl only 2-weeks-old.

Mallett then plowed through a UPS truck and also hit a parked car as she attempted to drive away.

Mallett was arrested and faces charges of assault, reckless endangerment, and criminal mischief.

Her license for cab driving, issued by the city agency the Taxi and Limousine Commission, was suspended as investigators from the agency probe what happened and wait for the results of the case.

Mallett has also recently been accused of overcharging and refusing service to passengers, commission Commissioner Meera Joshi told Fox.

Additionally, the cab driver was arrested in June for allegedly hitting a passenger in the head with a cell phone at LaGuardia Airport.

Joshi said Mallett’s license will likely be revoked at this point.

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