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Unlicensed Cab Driver Cited Twice in Duluth

Posted at: 01/28/2013 6:33 PM
Updated at: 01/28/2013 10:57 PM
By: Laurie Stribling

Police said a 38-year-old Duluth man has been cited twice for driving an unlicensed cab. The incidents happened late last year, but former co-workers of his said the driver is still doing it.

There have been no further citations.

The driver's former co-worker, Racheal Pelfrey, said the man uses a similar car that their former employer runs. Pelfrey was concerned for the safety of people looking to get a ride.

"It's sickening and concerning," Pelfrey said. "My concern is the well being of the young women or young men that may be getting into his vehicle."

The man in question had a lengthy criminal record, including charges for criminal sexual conduct, assault and various traffic violations. The driver denied allegations he was working as an unlicensed cab driver.

Police said this incident is rare, but there are some things to be aware of before getting in a cab. All licensed taxis are required to have a meter on the dash and a metal plate on the rear of the vehicle that lists their cab number.