TUCKERTON — A driver for the ride-sharing service Uber has been charged with criminal sexual contact in connection with an alleged incident during a ride over the weekend.

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Ronald Yaniak, 56, of Little Egg Harbor Township, was charged on Sunday, according to the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office.

On March 4, Tuckerton police received a 911 call from a female stating that she had been touched inappropriately by an Uber driver while using the service.

According to authorities, the alleged victim and three fellow passengers called for an Uber ride from Barnegat to Tuckerton. The alleged victim was sitting in the front passenger seat of the vehicle, according to an investigation.

Yaniak was identified by authorities as the driver of the subject vehicle.

Yaniak was released on a summons pending a future court appearance.

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