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Georgia Uber Driver Accused Of Stabbing Passengers After Rocky Ride-Hailing Incident
After driver Shaunisha Danielle Brown took some wrong turns during an Uber trip, an argument erupted, culminating in her allegedly stabbing two passengers, according to a witness,
An Uber driver in Georgia is accused of stabbing her passengers following a dispute involving vomit, police said.
Shaunisha Danielle Brown, 29, was arrested on Sunday night after officers responded to a call in Grovetown about the stabbing, according to a police report obtained by Oxygen.com.
The victims, Christina Palmer and Amber Teahon, had visible injuries, the report said, and were transported to a nearby hospital.
A witness of the attack, Daniel Millard, described it to WRDW-TV in Augusta. Millard said he was sitting in the passenger side of the vehicle, adding that everything was fine until Brown started making some wrong turns.
"She went down another wrong road and [Teahon] just said, ‘Just get us where we are going please,’ and the driver got offended by that I'll take it," he said, according to WRDW-TV.
Millard said Brown slammed on the brakes and responded, "What did you say to me?"
Millard said Teahon repeated his request, causing Brown to once again slam on the breaks and demanded they get out of the car.
Then, Millard said, one of the women vomited and an another argument began. That's when Brown started stabbing the women, he said, according to WRDW-TV.
"[Teahon] starts panicking, 'You stabbed her, you stabbed her,'" Millard told the station. "She runs over to the car and sticks her head in the car and says, ‘You're not going to get away with this,’ and the driver reaches over and kind of looks like she smacks her, punches her."
The victims called police and gave them a description of Brown's vehicle—a 2012 Silver Hyundai Sonata—and it was later located at a nearby gas station.
Uber released a statement to the Augusta Chronicle about the incident.
“What the police reported is appalling and not tolerated on the Uber app,” the statement said. “This driver no longer has access to the app and we will work with law enforcement to assist with their investigation.”
Uber also told the paper that the altercation between Brown and the victims clearly violates the company's guidelines, and maintained that the safety of everyone involved in a rideshare experience is always of the utmost importance.
Brown faces two charges of aggravated assault. She was still in jail as of Friday afternoon, jail records show. She is being held on no bond.
[Photo: Columbia County Sheriff's Office]