Sharpton daughter takes dismissal deal in cabbie incident
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l Sharpton’s daughter took a dismissal deal Wednesday for allegedly attacking a cabbie and chucking his keys in the street while celebrating her 30th birthday in Manhattan.
“Due to the fact that the defendant has no criminal record, the complaining witness was not injured and the keys were found immediately, the People are moving for an ACD and a short anger-management program,” Assistant District Attorney Adam Birnbaum said in Manhattan Criminal Court.
Ashley Sharpton accepted the deal, an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal, which will leave her with no criminal record if she stays out of trouble for six months and completes the required program.
She and five pals piled into Georges Coly’s handicap-accessible minivan at around 1 a.m. Sept. 9 outside a West 46th Street nightclub, the previously told The Post.
“I said, ‘No, only four people’ and they argued with me about it,” he said. Two of her friends got out and slammed the door.
As Coly approached West 48th Street, the revelers continued to give him attitude, he said.
“I just asked them to take another cab and they refused to leave,” he recalled.
Sharpton, who was sitting in the driver’s side passenger seat, allegedly snatched his keys from the ignition and started walking away, according to the complaint.
“I followed her for over a block begging for my keys back,” Coly said. That’s when Ashley allegedly punched him in the chest then admitted she’d tossed them.
She declined to comment as she left the courthouse. Her lawyer, Michael Hardy, said the petty larceny and harassment raps against her “will be dismissed and sealed” in six months. u
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