City council approves extended background checks for taxi drivers

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For years, a local cab company has been asking the city to extend criminal background checks for drivers.

A few months ago, we took their concerns to city councilmembers.

KHON2 got results on Friday.

Last July, Charley’s Taxi president Dale Evans asked us to see if something could be done to extend criminal background checks for drivers.

Right now, it only goes back to two years.

The issue resurfaced after two women claimed they were sexually assaulted by a cab driver.

On Friday, the city told KHON it has approved extending background checks to 10 years.

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