COSTA MESA, Calif. (FOX 11) – An Uber driver is assaulted by a passenger in Costa Mesa. Edward Caban stopped the car and told Benjamin Golden to get out because he was too drunk.
What happened next was caught on dash cam and has gone viral. The video showed Golden slapping, hitting and pulling Caban’s hair. Caban then pepper sprayed him, and Golden finally got out.
Costa Mesa Police arrested Golden on a misdemeanor charge. He has since been released.
But police say they are still investigating.
Uber says Golden has since been removed from the Uber app, and they are helping out in the investigation.
The assault happened Friday night in this shopping center parking lot on Newport Boulevard.