Driver arrested after booting boy from cab

Roy Sutherland of Uniondale

October 13, 2010 7:15:24 AM PDT
Police on Long Island have arrested a taxi driver for leaving a 7-year old special needs boy short of his destination.

Police say Roy Sutherland of Uniondale asked the boy if he had money, and when he didn't answer, Sutherland abandoned him in Freeport.

The boy's grandmother had hired the cab to take him home to Roosevelt.

His mother says he has trouble communicating.

Sutherland, 66, will be arraigned on charges of endangering a child later this month.