Police arrested a man after he assaulted a taxi driver early Monday morning
Police arrested a man after he assaulted a taxi driver early Monday morning

Man arrested after punching taxi driver in the face

A SOUTH Gladstone man has been charged with assault and fare evasion after he refused to pay a cab fee and punched a taxi driver in the face on Monday morning.

A Queensland Police Services spokesman said the man, 29, had travelled from South Gladstone to New Auckland when he refused to pay and assaulted the taxi driver.

He said the alleged assault occurred at 2.15am.

Police arrived at the New Auckland address where they located the man and arrested him.

The man is expected to appear in Gladstone Magistrates Court on June 2.