Police seek Lyft driver accused of slapping passenger

GLEN RIDGE -- Authorities are looking for a Lyft driver who they say slapped a passenger during a dispute. The driver and passenger got into an argument at 6:45 p.m. Feb. 18 during a ride, according to Glen Ridge police. While the two were inside the...

Police seek Lyft driver accused of slapping passenger

GLEN RIDGE -- Authorities are looking for a Lyft driver who they say slapped a passenger during a dispute. The driver and passenger got into an argument at 6:45 p.m. Feb. 18 during a ride, according to Glen Ridge police. While the two were inside the...

27 February 2017 Monday 12:57
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Police seek Lyft driver accused of slapping passenger

GLEN RIDGE -- Authorities are looking for a Lyft driver who they say slapped a passenger during a dispute.

The driver and passenger got into an argument at 6:45 p.m. Feb. 18 during a ride, according to Glen Ridge police.

While the two were inside the Lyft car, they starting fighting about where the passenger was headed and how he would pay for the ride-share service once arriving, police said.

During the disagreement, the passenger told police, the driver hit him. Police said the passenger was not hurt by the "open-handed strike" to his face.

The driver left the scene of the incident, near the intersection of Ridgewood and Woodland Avenues, before police arrived, authorities said.

Lyft did not immediately respond to a request for comment Monday.

Police have not yet identified the driver. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call 973-748-5400 ext. 115.

Jessica Mazzola may be reached at jmazzola@njadvancemedia.com. Follow her on Twitter @JessMazzola. Find NJ.com on Facebook.

 

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