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Taxi driver delivers suspects to police station

Ronald Lee Viar (Source: MBPD) Ronald Lee Viar (Source: MBPD)
Wendy Lisa Cantrell (Source: MBPD) Wendy Lisa Cantrell (Source: MBPD)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) The police station may not be your intended destination when you take a cab ride home at the end of the night, and probably not the cabbie's first choice either.

Ronald Lee Viar, 32, from Crozet, VA, and 33-year-old Wendy Lisa Cantrell from Charlottesville, VA, got in the Anchor Cab around 4:45 a.m. Wednesday with the woman's sister, and they weren't traveling long before a fight ensued.

Viar was sitting in the back seat with the sister and arguing with Cantrell in the front seat, pulling her hair and exchanging punches, according to the police report WMBF News attained from Myrtle Beach Police.

In an attempt to abate the violence, the driver of the taxi tried to break the couple up. Being unsuccessful, he drove toward the police station on Mr. Joe White Avenue, honking his horn as he approached to get the attention of authorities, the report states.

When the cab finally came to a stop, Viar tried to run away, but an officer in the parking lot stopped him.

Viar and Cantrell were taken into custody and charged with criminal domestic violence. Viar was also charged with public intoxication.

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