Local Uber Driver Sentenced for Assaulting Passenger
By edhat staff
A former Uber driver from Santa Maria was sentenced to jail after sexually assaulting an intoxicated passenger.
Shadi Aziz Abdul, 37, was sentenced to one year in county jail on Thursday after pleading guilty.
A woman reported to police in April that an Uber driver picked her up and drove her to a location in Santa Maria. Before reaching the destination, the driver took the passenger to another location and raped her in his vehicle. Abdul was identified as the driver and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents arrested him at the United States-Mexico border in San Diego.
He was sentenced to one year in jail, five years of felony probation and ordered to register as a sex offender for life.