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A Raleigh, NC Uber driver was assaulted around 1:30 am Thursday on South McDowell Street.

The anonymous Uber driver told ABC 11, 50-year-old Richard Bacchus was acting erratically. He proceeded to order the driver to pull over at the exit ramp to Western Boulevard.

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Bacchus got out and he started kicking the car, the driver said. The driver reported that Bacchus was hurling racial slurs and threatened to kill him.

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The confrontation escalated when Bacchus tried to get in the driver’s side door and attempted to take the car. The end result shows the driver defended himself very well.

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