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Taxi passenger charged in alleged assault on driver

Prosecutors charged a 22-year-old Mililani man with interference with the operator of a public transit vehicle after allegedly assaulting a taxi driver Friday in Honolulu.

Police said Jacob Ellis, a passenger in a taxi, allegedly assaulted the 59-year-old cab driver at 6:20 a.m. Friday.

Police arrested Ellis at Piikoi and South Beretania streets.

He was charged Saturday. Bail was set at $15,000.

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