Man who stole taxi, assaulted driver, ran over pedestrian gets 8 years

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Curt Glinton was formally charged by the Denver DA in a taxi driver assault on March 25, 2014. (Photo: Denver District Attorney's Office)

DENVER — A Denver man who plead guilty to attacking a taxi driver, fleeing in that driver’s taxi and plowing over a pedestrian in the process was sentenced to 8 years in prison Friday.

The incident took place in the early morning hours of March 16, 2014, when Curt Glinton, now 24, attacked a taxi driver and a bystander in the area of 44th Avenue and Tejon Street following a heated argument regarding a cab fare.

Glinton then forced his way into the driver’s seat of the taxi and ran over the bystander, who sustained serious injuries, before he fled the scene in the cab. He was arrested a few blocks away a short time later.

Glinton had previously been arrested on DUI and other nonviolent driving-related charges, according to a Colorado Bureau of Investigation report. He plead guilty to assault in exchange for numerous other charges, including attempted murder, being dropped.