Investment banker charged with hate crime in Conn.
DARIEN, Conn.—Police in Connecticut have charged an investment banker with a hate crime in connection with a dispute with a taxi driver over the fare for a trip from New York City to his home in Darien.
The Advocate of Stamford reports (http://bit.ly/xFGR8O) that 47-year-old
Police say Jennings refused to pay the $200 fare, threatened the driver and used racial slurs in December. He's free on $9,500 bail.
Jennings denies the allegations. His lawyer says when Jennings disputed the fare, the driver abducted him in an attempt to return to New York and Jennings accidentally injured the cabbie with a pen knife in a struggle before jumping out of the taxi.
Information from: The Advocate, http://www.stamfordadvocate.com