Regulations

Hammer Attack On Rider Caps A Difficult Week For Uber

Posted on September 28, 2014

A rough week for ride-sharing service Uber got rougher with the arrest of one of its Bay Area drivers for allegedly fracturing a passenger’s skull in a hammer attack.

The San Francisco District Attorney’s office said Friday that it had charged Patrick Karajah a 26-year-old UberX driver from Pacifica, Calif., with assault with a deadly weapon in connection with an incident that took place in the city’s Bernal Heights area. Karajah has pleaded not guilty, and is free on bail.

Recode.net article here

CBS SF Bay Area video and article of arrest here

Related Topics: California operators, criminal incidents, driver behavior, law enforcement, passenger safety, regulatory enforcement, San Francisco operators, TNCs, Uber

Comments ( 1 )
  • anthony

     | about 4 years ago

    sept 23 Newport beach police arrested a black prius driver... not sure if he was a uber or lift.. someone that is a reporter can call the department and get the info... it was around 11pm he was arrested for trying to run over a pedestrian.....

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