Uber Driver Arrested After Yelling at, Refusing to Cooperate with Police

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Two Uber customers had a less than satisfactory ride when their driver was arrested after he yelled at police and refused to cooperate when he was pulled over, last week.

On Nov. 11, at 1:15 a.m., an officer patrolling on in Watertown Square ran a routine registration check on a vehicle heading westbound on Main Street. Records showed that the owner of the vehicle, Glenn Gaines, had a suspended license, said Watertown Police Lt. James O’Connor.

“When the officer got to the car there were three people in the car, and the driver was an Uber driver,” O’Connor said. “When the officer approached the vehicle Gaines immediately became confrontational.”

Gaines yelled at the officer, who called for backup. Then the officer asked the passengers to get out.

“Officers advised him that his license was suspended and he continued yelling and screaming,” O’Connor said. “He resisted when officers tried to put handcuffs on him and eventually was brought under control.”

Police arrested Gaines, 27, of Boston, on charges of operating a motor vehicle without a license and resisting arrest, O’Connor said. Another Uber was called for the passengers.

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