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Thu Jun 14, 2018, 09:10 AM

Taxi officials move to revoke license of Uber driver who booted two women from car after they kissed


By DAN RIVOLI| TRANSIT REPORTER | JUN 13, 2018 | 8:05 PM

Taxi and Limousine Commission officials said Wednesday that they want to revoke Ahmed Elbotariís license for pulling over and booting out Manhattan residents Alex Iovine and Emma Pichl when they smooched in his backseat. His license was suspended Tuesday after the Daily News published a video, which went viral, of Elbotari telling the couple to leave his car on Saturday.

Commission spokesman Allan Fromberg said the agency will seek the revocation and charge Elbotari with threat, harassment and abuse, along with refusal to provide service based on sexual orientation. The TLC plans to prosecute the case in the cityís Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings, and filed a petition Wednesday.

ďThis driverís actions, if proven, were repugnant and will not be tolerated in this industry or in the city,Ē Fromberg said.

Iovine, 26, an advertising technology consultant, said she and Pichl, 24, a senior recruiter, hailed the car to go from a birthday party at the bar Pig Beach, in Brooklyn, to another friendís birthday party in the East Village at about 5 p.m.

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http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-metro-uber-lesbian-couple-kiss-20180613-story.html

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