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A two-way street for cab driver Sullivan

Dear Editor:

I worked for Mellow Yellow Taxi and Phil Sullivan for about 10 years beginning in the late ’70s. Phil Sullivan and his partners were staunch supporters of the PUC laws at that time and would never have put up with what he is now doing, driving a vehicle for compensation without being properly licensed. And well they should have been, as they had a huge investment in time, taxis, vans and buses with Mellow Yellow and later Aspen Limousine.

Now that he is unable to work through one of the taxi or limo companies in town, for whatever reason, he feels it is OK to ignore the PUC laws.

It just does not work that way. You can’t have it both ways. If you do not like the law, try and change it, getting the PUC to disband or change their laws, not frequently breaking the law.

When he breaks the law again, he will force the judge into giving him an even harsher sentence, not some slap on the wrist after five years of flagrant disregard of the law. This does not make him some type of hero or fighter for personal freedom. It just makes Mr. Sullivan a lawbreaker. I also feel the city of Aspen was complacent and partially to blame for giving him a business license for something that was clearly illegal.

Steve Cahn

St. Marys, Ga.


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