Police have charged a taxi driver after he allegedly stabbed a passenger with a screwdriver after a dispute at Parramatta yesterday.
Shortly before 3.30pm yesterday (Saturday, January 5) a 34-year-old man was collected by a taxi from a home in Rhodes and he directed the taxi driver to take him to Parramatta.
During the journey the man and the taxi driver disagreed about the route that was taken.
When the taxi arrived in Houison Place at Parramatta, the man paid his fare, but the disagreement continued.
As the man got out of the taxi he kicked out at the cab but did not cause any damage.
Police have been told the taxi driver then alighted from the vehicle and an altercation ensued.
The driver went back to his car and then approached the 34-year-old man again.
Fearing he was to be attacked with a screwdriver, the man pushed the cabbie and was stabbed in the arm.
The man attended Hornsby Hospital for treatment to the injury and police were contacted.
The taxi driver was located in Mosman and stopped by investigators who searched the taxi and seized two screwdrivers.
The 54-year-old driver was arrested and conveyed to Ryde Police Station.
He was charged with reckless wounding and granted bail to appear at Parramatta Local Court on February 27.
Inquiries into the incident continue.