NYC Taxi Driver Fined After Refusing to Pick Up Al Roker

The fine came after the taxi driver admitted to refusing the TV personality service.

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Last November, Al Roker attempted to catch a taxi in New York City, but the attempt was thwarted by a taxi driver who bypassed him and picked up a white customer.

Roker tweeted about his taxi experience and stated that it’s still not uncommon for taxis to bypass black people.

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He immediately filed a complaint with the New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission, and on Tuesday the driver in question, Mahabur Rahman, admitted to refusing Roker service and was hit with a $500 fine, according to NBC. It was the driver’s second fine for refusing a passenger service.

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