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Cabbie Plows Into Motorcyclist After Argument on UES Street, Police Say

By Shaye Weaver | August 22, 2017 12:14pm
 The cab driver was arrested for striking the biker before fleeing the scene, authorities said. 
The cab driver was arrested for striking the biker before fleeing the scene, authorities said. 
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MANHATTAN — A cab driver intentionally plowed into a motorcyclist on the Upper East Side after the two got into an argument, knocking the victim off his bike before speeding away, police said.

Cabbie Mohammad Uddin, 42, from The Bronx, got into an argument with the 28-year-old Queens biker at the southwest corner of Fifth Avenue and 95th Street Wednesday, Aug. 16, around 6:12 p.m., police and prosecutors said. 

When they finished their heated exchange, Uddin drove into the victim, throwing him from his motorcycle and causing "substantial pain to his left knee," police and prosecutors said.

The cabbie drove off but was tracked down a block away and arrested, according to prosecutors. 

The motorcyclist was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

Police didn't have information about what they had been arguing about.

Uddin was arraigned Thursday on charges of leaving the scene of an incident and released without bail, prosecutors said. His attorney declined to comment on the case.

He has one prior arrest, those records for that inicident are sealed, police said. 

The Taxi and Limousine Commission said Uddin's TLC license has been suspended, pending the outcome of the case.