A misunderstanding over the cab fare and alcohol leave a local taxi driver in the hospital and an area man behind bars.
Police say that after the cabbie picked up two men on U.S. Route 17 Saturday, he took them to the Credtview Apartment Complex. After they paid the fare, they were given the wrong change. While trying to work out the issue, on man pulled a knife and the other repeatedly punched the driver.
He was treated for a broken nose and other injuries and Christian Torres is jailed on attempted robbery, malicious wounding and public intoxication charges. The second man in not yet identified and on the run.