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Cops: Lyft driver arrested, forcibly touched woman in Hicksville

A Lyft driver was arrested Thursday evening and charged with forcibly touching a 30-year-old female passenger during an incident in Levittown on Feb. 2, Nassau County police said.

The driver, identified as Jaspal Shergill, 35, of Seymour Lane, Hicksville, was arrested at 6:55 p.m. and charged with forcible touching and third-degree sexual abuse. He is scheduled for arraignment Monday in First District Court in Hempstead.

Police said Shergill, while working as a Lyft driver, forcibly touched the passenger during an incident at a Taco Bell on Hempstead Turnpike at about 1:10 a.m. on Feb. 2.

Eighth Squad detectives said they are continuing the investigation and are asking anyone who believes they have been a victim of a similar incident to call 911 or Crime Stoppers at 800-244-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential.

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