Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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PR02 - (Alta-cold-Cab)

BEAUMONT, Alberta. x-13s. An Alberta mother says a taxi driver abandoned her son on a rural road in extreme cold on New Year's Eve. Marci Terpsma says 19-year-old Carson was in Edmonton celebrating with friends and the driver agreed to take him home to Beaumont, a bedroom community just south of the city. She says her son gave the driver all he had -- 40 dollars -- but when the meter hit 40, was ordered to get out. The temperature had dipped to minus 37 with the wind chill. Terpsma says she wants to driver off the road.

("...worst fear.") (SOURCE: The Canadian Press)

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TAG: Terpsma says her son walked about a kilometre before calling her for a ride, and she got him home without any injuries. A spokesperson for Yellow Cab was not immediately available for comment. …

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