BEAUMONT, Alta. — An Alberta mother says a taxi driver abandoned her son on a rural road in extreme cold on New Year’s Eve and she wants the cabbie to lose his licence.
Marci Terpsma says 19-year-old Carson was out with friends in Edmonton and got into the taxi about 11 p.m.
She says he gave the driver all he had — $40 — and was told that was enough to get him home to Beaumont, a bedroom community south of Edmonton.
But she says when the meter hit $40, the driver pulled over on a range road and told her son to get out.
With the temperature dipping to -37 C with the wind chill, Carson walked about a kilometre before calling his mother to pick him up.
A spokesperson from Yellow Cab was not immediately available for comment.