SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A driver for ride-sharing company Uber is accused of striking a passenger with a hammer during a dispute over the route he was taking.
The San Francisco District Attorney’s office said Friday that 26-year-old Patrick Karajah has pleaded not guilty to assault with a deadly weapon and battery with serious bodily injury.
According to court documents, Karajah picked up three people from a bar around 2 a.m. Tuesday. Prosecutors alleged Karajah forced the trio out of his car after one of the passengers questioned the route he was taking. Once the victim was out of the car, Karajah allegedly struck him on the side of his head with a hammer and drove away.
An Uber spokeswoman told the San Francisco Chronicle that Karajah’s account has been suspended.