Doing a runner from taxi costs passenger £163

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A PASSENGER was fined after fleeing from a taxi.

Zoe Hourigan travelled from Pennywell to Penshaw, Sunderland Magistrates’ Court heard.

She told the driver she could not pay and then ran off.

Hourigan, 22, of Kirkdale Street, Hetton, admitted making off without payment, two charges of theft, and breach of a conditional discharge, all in August.

She was ordered to pay a total of £17.96 compensation and £145 in prosecution costs and victim surcharge.