Man arrested after claiming Kamloops cab driver drove over his foot


KAMLOOPS - A man has sobered up and been released from jail following an argument with a cab driver in downtown Kamloops yesterday afternoon.

Kamloops RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Jodi Shelkie says a local cab company dispatcher called police just after 3 p.m. April 3 to request assistance for a cab driver on Lansdowne Street.

Shelkie says police arrived to find the male cab driver and the 39-year-old male passenger arguing with each other. The passenger claimed the driver ran over his foot, while the driver claimed he didn't.

"There was no evidence that the passenger had had his foot driven over," Shelkie says, noting the passenger had no visible injury and was walking fine.

Shelkie says the passenger was intoxicated and belligerent and was arrested for being drunk in a public place. She says he was not charged, and was released from custody when he sobered up.

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