Uber driver arrested for assault

An Uber driver was arrested in Melbourne Saturday after an alleged indecent assault on a 19-year-old female passenger on New Year’s Eve, police said.

Victorian state police said the 31-year-old man would be charged with sex offences and unlicensed driving.

Uber is a private taxi service operated through a smartphone app that has recently been criticised for a lack of checking on drivers.

Uber drivers in the state of Victoria must be registered, undergo background screening and be licensed to drive a commercial vehicle.

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