Man charged with indecently assaulting taxi driver

By Olivia Caldwell

Photo / File / James Madelin
Photo / File / James Madelin

A 26-year-old man has been charged with indecently assaulting a taxi driver in Queenstown.

Police were called to the man's Frankton home at 5.40am yesterday after the female taxi driver pushed her emergency response button in her car to notify her employer she was in trouble.

The man had shared a taxi with another male who got out at another address, Sergeant Steve Watt said yesterday.

"When the driver pulled up to his address he refused to leave and continued to try and convince her to come inside to his house."

The man, who was in the front passenger seat, then allegedly tried to kiss the woman, despite her asking for him to leave on three or more occasions, Mr Watt said.

"It is unacceptable behaviour and the woman is quite distraught over the incident. She handled the incident really well."

The man is due in Queenstown District Court today.

- Otago Daily Times

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