MPD: Man sexually assaulted Uber driver

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A man assaulted an Uber driver during a trip from Southaven to Memphis, according to Memphis Police Department.

Memphis officers arrested Jeffrey Kollat and charged him with sexual battery for what they said he did to his Uber driver. Kollat also faces assault charges in Southaven.

The driver picked Kollat up from a house near Southern Pines Park and began transporting him to Memphis.

The driver said Kollat grabbed her breast and tried to put his hand down the front of her pants, while she was driving. She said he also grabbed her hand and refused to let her use her phone.

When the driver stopped the vehicle, Kollat put his hands around the driver's neck and refused to let her get out of the car. She was able to get the attention of four men who were walking near her car.

The men forced their way into her car and removed Kollat, who could be heard saying, "Oh man, I should have finished!"

Days later, when a warrant was obtained for his arrest, Kollat turned himself in to police. He said he does not remember anything from the ride, because he was intoxicated.

Uber released the following statement about what happened:

"What's been reported is appalling and we've been in touch with the driver-partner regarding her well-being. The rider has been removed from the app and we will work with police to provide information that may be helpful to their investigation."

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