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Cabbies Allowed To Charge Drunken Passengers For Cleanup

Taxi drivers in Columbus want intoxicated riders to pay for cleaning up the vehicles. The city's Vehicle For Hire Board has approved allowing cabbies to charge 50-dollars to drunken passengers who vomit or relieve themselves in the backseat. If a passenger refuses to pay, the driver can call police. Cab company owners say drivers lose time and money cleaning up their vehicles, and they deserve to be compensated.

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.