A Dunedin taxi driver does not remember an incident in which
he may have been assaulted by passengers.
Police are investigating after the 54-year-old Dunedin Taxis
driver was found in a dazed state, with a cut on his head,
lying on the footpath at the intersection of Ashmore St and
Taieri Rd, about 9pm on Saturday.
He had picked up two men, believed to be in their 20s, about
15 minutes earlier, outside the Octagon Night 'n Day.
Police wanted to make contact with the ''good Samaritan'' who
found the taxi driver on the footpath, Detective Matt Preece
''Police are keen to speak with this person, who appeared to
be in his 30s and was wearing army camouflage trousers.
''They are also keen to speak with anyone else who might have
seen the taxi driver on the corner of Ashmore St and Taieri
Rd,'' he said.
The driver was taken to Dunedin Hospital and admitted for
treatment, then later discharged.
''He has no recollection of the events that led up to his
injuries,'' Det Preece said.
Dunedin Taxis director Murray Alcock said the incident was
unfortunate and an isolated case.