Man charged with attacking cab driver

2013-07-24T11:24:00Z 2013-07-24T20:50:23Z Man charged with attacking cab driverBob Kasarda bob.kasarda@nwi.com, (219) 548-4345 nwitimes.com

VALPARAISO | A 22-year-old Porter man faces battery and public intoxication charges on allegations of attacking a cab driver, who was taking him home from a bar early Wednesday.

Brian Jones, of 1603 Essex Drive, had been involved in a verbal disturbance at the Franklin House bar and was prevented from driving home by being placed in a taxi operated by Krazy Cab, police said.

The cab driver said Jones began yelling at him shortly before 4 a.m. to get out of the vehicle and then began punching him on the right side of his head, according to police. Police said the driver was bleeding from his right ear.

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