Port Authority Police Arrest 10 Unlicensed Cabbies in JFK Airport Sweep
QUEENS — Cops arrested 10 unlicensed cabbies at JFK Airport Thursday in a taxi hustling sweep, authorities said.
Port Authority cops cracked down on unlicensed hacks on charges of unlawful solicitation, in which the cabbies picked up passengers and often charging them higher fees than a licensed cab, officials said. Some of the suspects were also charged with criminal trespass, officials said.
All 10 suspects were charged with unlawful solicitation of ground transportation. Three of the drivers are facing additional charges for resisting arrest, and one is facing a reckless endangerment charge and had his car impounded after trying to flee arrest by driving down the Van Wyck Expressway, cops said.
If convicted, the suspects could face up to 90 days in Jail and a $1,250 fine, according to Port Authority Police.