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Napa Police Investigate Hate Crime On An Uber Driver

June 20, 2018 - 8:51 am

NAPA (KCBS Radio) - Police in Napa are investigating an alleged assault on an Uber driver as a possible hate crime. The incident happened on Saturday afternoon on Silverado Trail in Napa.

The driver, who is from Afghanistan, says he picked up a couple from a winery in St. Helena and was taking them to a hotel in Napa when the male passenger asked where he was from. When the driver told him, the passenger said he needed to leave the country and that he wasn't welcome in America.

The driver pulled over and told the couple to get out. The male passenger then allegedly grabbed him and threatened to kill him. 

The driver managed to get away safely.

Investigators are asking Uber to provide them with the customer's name.