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Bag Of Vomit Thrown At Calgary Taxi Driver, Woman Charged

09/09/2015 02:50 EDT | Updated 09/09/2015 05:59 EDT

CALGARY — A 33-year-old woman has been charged with assault after a bag of vomit was thrown at a Calgary cab driver.

Police say a taxi driver picked up a woman early Sunday morning. She grew nauseous during the trip and the driver handed her a bag to vomit into during the ride home.

Upon arrival, the woman threw up on the vehicle's exterior. According to police, when the driver requested a cleanup fee, the passenger became abusive.

Police say she threw the full bag of vomit on the driver, covering his clothes, phone, car seat and floor mats.

Officers were called and the passenger's family paid the cleanup fee and fare.

Selena Narayan-LaChapelle has been charged with common assault and is scheduled in court Oct. 14.

Checker President Kurt Enders told NewsTalk770 that some passengers lack basic respect when getting into a cab.

“People don’t respect it like it is their office. This is a driver's office. No different than if you came into my office, I would expect you to respect my office. If you don’t respect it, I’m going to ask you to leave.”

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