US serviceman hospitalized after joyride on Crete

US serviceman hospitalized after joyride on Crete

An American crew member serving on the USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier, docked on Crete, was hospitalized on Wednesday after stealing a parked taxi in the town of Hania and crashing it into a ditch.

The incident occurred shortly after 3 a.m. when the inebriated serviceman stepped out of a bar, stole the taxi and drove off, injuring its owner who tried to stop him.

Police found the taxi and the man in a ditch in the area of Aghias at 4.30 a.m.

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