A 25-year-old female cab driver in New York City has been arrested and charged with assault after a violent road rage incident occurred involving a family in Midtown Manhattan on Thursday afternoon.
Alyssa Jenna Mallett, who according to the New York Post has had her license for 14 months, was driving her taxi when a Nissan SUV possibly cut her off. The young woman then exited her vehicle and confronted the driver, a 24-year-old man. Inside the car was a 22-year-old passenger, an 11-year-old girl, and a 2-week-old baby girl.
A bystander filmed the incident.
ROAD RAGE TO STREET BRAWL: A New York City cab driver was arrested for assaulting a couple and then ramming her car into their vehicle along with several others in Midtown Manhattan, said police. The victim's car was also carrying children. MORE: https://t.co/m8QbzOb4oH pic.twitter.com/9liRHtKwAs
— FOX 5 DC (@fox5dc) August 10, 2018
Mallett, according to police, punched, bit, and scratched the male, and punched and pulled the hair of the female passenger. People passing by attempted to break up the brawl. According to ABC 7, the cab driver returned to her vehicle and then rammed the Nissan, which still had the children inside. In an attempt to flee the scene, Mallett hit two other unattended cars and an unattended UPS truck.
ALLL of those people looking (and filming) and only OOOONNNEEEE person jumped into diffuse and de-escalate the scene? AND, he even tried to stop the driver from further injuring the occupants and the car as she rammed them?
— Mrs. Celena J. Owens (@MrsCelenaOwens) August 10, 2018
Mallett was arrested at the scene. She has been charged with reckless endangerment, criminal mischief, and assault. Her TLC license is currently suspended, pending the outcome of the case, according to TLC. On top of this assault, her license may be revoked due to a separate incident for refusal of service and overcharging passengers.
The couple involved in the fight was not charged.
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