A Taxi driver from Glasgow is suspended for six months because of punching a female passenger, who was kicking the outside of his vehicle.
Kenneth Clark picked the woman up outside Glasgow Central Station who asked him to take her to the bank. On realising the driver was going to the wrong branch the woman became aggressive and started spitting at the visor. The driver stopped the vehicle and the woman got out and started punching and kicking the car before attacking her driver.
Clark said he retaliated in self-defence, the driver was brought before the licensing committee this week to explain himself.
According to the driver, The woman said she was going to Santander and I assumed she meant the branch on St Vincent Street. She then told me it was the one in Springburn and informed me that I was going the wrong way.
I started looking for a U-turn on the road but the passenger became aggressive. She exited the vehicle and started kicking my car. I got out of the car and asked her to stop and he smashed the window and attacked me with a cable.
Clark said he had no other choice to defend himself so he retaliated. I only stopped her from damaging my vehicle and she started hitting me. I don’t think anyone should be assaulted at work.
Following the discussions, councillors suspended his licence for six months.