A 33-year-old Hamilton man has been charged with assault after beating up a cab driver on Saturday.

The man became angry after he thought the driver had taken the wrong route. Hamilton Police say the incident took place around 8:45 p.m. on Saturday and that the passenger slapped and punched the driver to the side of the head.... while the cabbie was driving. 

Then, the driver stopped the car after getting hit multiple times, and the angry customer told him to get out of the vehicle and fight. The driver didn't, and the suspect fled.

After an investigation police charged a 33-year-old Hamilton man with assault.

The driver did not suffer any injuries.