Calgary woman charged after allegedly throwing barf bag at cab driver

FILE: A photo of a taxi sign on top of a cab. File

CALGARY – Police have charged a 33-year-old woman with assault after she allegedly threw a bag filled with vomit at a Calgary cab driver.

The driver had picked up the woman in the area of 1 Street and 4 Avenue S.E. at around 3:20 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 23.

He was driving her to a home in northwest Calgary when she threw up inside the taxi. The driver handed the woman a bag and continued travelling to her final destination. The woman had also vomited on the exterior of the vehicle.

Once they arrived at the woman’s home, the driver asked her to pay a clean-up fee. It was at this point the woman allegedly became abusive towards the driver and threw the bag full of vomit on him, covering his clothes, phone, car seat and floor mats.

Police were called and the passenger’s family paid the clean-up fee and fare.

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Officers have charged Selena Narayan-Lachapelle with one count of common assault.

She is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday, Oct. 14.

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