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Female Miami Doctor Suspended After Uber Confrontation

Dr. Anjali Ramkissoon could face termination after video goes viral
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 22, 2016 11:50 AM CST

A Miami doctor is in hot water after video surfaced showing her in an altercation with an Uber driver on Sunday night. Dr. Anjali Ramkissoon, a fourth-year neurology resident at Jackson Health System, has been placed on administrative leave, per a statement, and an internal investigation "will determine if any disciplinary action will be taken, up to, and including termination." The person who recorded the incident and put the video on YouTube says his group actually called for the Uber ride, but the woman since identified as Ramkissoon tried to "hijack" it and jumped in the backseat when the car arrived. The driver didn't want to take her and told her to get out of the car, and things quickly got heated; the video poster says the woman grabbed the driver's keys. As the video opens, a young woman can be seen berating the driver, slapping him, and kneeing him in the groin, at which point he pushes her away and she falls to the ground.

But it's far from over: She jumps into his car's passenger seat and continues berating him, yelling at him to "get the f--- in the car you piece of s---," among other things, as he appears to call the police. The woman starts throwing things, including lots of papers and an iPhone, out of the car before finally apparently tiring of the whole ordeal, exiting the car, and walking away. The video poster says she was already in another taxi, about to leave, when police arrived; WSVN reports that the Uber driver declined to press charges. But the video poster says the woman was cuffed after trying to leave the scene, attempted to kick some of the police officers, and was ultimately placed in the police car. At that point she started crying and apologizing, and the video poster says the driver accepted a "cash settlement" instead of pressing charges. Uber says it has suspended Ramkissoon's account pending an investigation. Heavy says Ramkissoon is 30 years old and attended medical school in Grenada. (A Taco Bell exec also landed in hot water after allegedly assaulting an Uber driver.)

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