An off-duty officer was indicted Thursday for assault and battery to intimidate in connection with an incident involving an Uber driver.
Michael Doherty, 41 of South Boston, allegedly used ethnic slurs in an assault against one Uber driver, plus using ethnic slurs while threatening a second driver who attempted to get involved.
“These allegations are very troubling and certainly don’t reflect the attitudes of the hard working, compassionate men and women of the Boston Police Department,” said Boston Police Commissioner Bill Evans.
The Jan. 4 incident occurred after Doherty took an Uber car to South Boston and allegedly used a racial slur after telling the driver they were in the wrong place.
Doherty allegedly hit the driver, who got out of the car and flagged down a passing car – another Uber driver- before Doherty reportedly used another slur and drove away in the vehicle. 
The victim and the second driver followed Doherty until he stopped, exited the car, then used more slurs and got into a scuffle with both drivers. Doherty left the scene but was later arrested. He will be arraigned in Suffolk Superior Court.

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