Muslim taxi driver in Tennessee arrested for running over fare following religious argument

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20 February 2007: Ibrahim AHMED, 37, a cab driver for United Cab Company in Nashville, Tennessee, was arrested Sunday and charged with assault and attempted homicide for trying to run over two passengers early Sunday morning - striking one, and causing serious bodily injury. According to police reports, AHMED picked up two men, identified as Jeremy Invus and Andrew Nelson - both college students visiting from Ohio - near Vanderbilt early Sunday morning. AHMED and the passengers got into an argument over religion as the two students were being dropped off at Vanderbilt University.

As a result of that argument, AHMED drove his cab across the parking lot, ran over the curb and struck the two men. One of the victims, Jeremy Invus, was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with extensive injuries. The other passenger, Andrew Nelson, managed to avoid being struck by the cab.

According to police, AHMED was also charged with theft because the license plate on his cab was listed as stolen. he remains in jail on the charges under a $300,000 bond.