Police: NH man accused of caressing, groping his Uber driver
MERRIMACK — Merrimack police charged a man with assault Tuesday after an Uber driver said he touched and caressed her.
Police said they arrested Saikrishna Mallela, 22, of Nashua, for three counts of assault after a report was filed by a female Uber driver May 24.
The victim said she picked up the suspect in Merrimack for a scheduled route. However, as the two drove, Mallela allegedly began caressing the victim's hand and touching her inner thigh.
The driver then dropped off Mallela after he touched her thigh and then submitted the report to the police.
Mallela surrendered himself to the Merrimack police and was released on $2,000 bail Tuesday.
He is scheduled to appear in Merrimack district court on July 27.