Uber passenger charged with assaulting driver

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – Virginia Beach Police say a passenger in an Uber, who was stabbed and seriously injured early Saturday morning, is now charged with assaulting the driver.

21-year-old Owen Christopher Nee, a sailor at JEB Little Creek, is charged with simple assault.

Dispatchers received a call from an Uber driver just after 12 a.m. over the holiday weekend who reported she had been assaulted by a male passenger and the passenger had been stabbed.

The man was taken to a local hospital to be treated for serious injuries, but he has since been charged and released on a summons.

Police have not released any additional details on how exactly the incident happened.

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