A taxi driver will be cited after driving the wrong way down South Burrowes Street Sunday and hitting a car that eventually needed towing, according to an accident report from the State College Police Department.
Benjamin Budd, 42, of State College, a driver for Golden Taxi LLC, was transporting two passengers going northbound on the 200 block of South Burrowes Street. He was talking on his cell phone when he drifted right and struck the front corner of another vehicle parked on the road, police said. Budd stopped the taxi to inspect the damage of the car when the two people in the taxi left, police said.
Police said Budd wasn’t licensed at the time of the accident, meaning he either did not own a license or it was suspended.
After assessing the damage done, Budd called the Golden Taxi dispatcher and told them he was in a “fender bender,” police said.
Police said the car that was hit required towing.
Budd will be cited for not having a license while driving, driving the wrong way down a one way street and leaving the scene of an accident, police said.
At this point, Golden Taxi has not been cited in connection with the incident. Golden Taxi did not return calls as of press time Tuesday.
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