Uber driver sentenced to probation for firing at passengers

  • Marvin White

    Marvin White

  • Alan Slawson

    Alan Slawson

Updated 11/19/2015 6:09 PM

An Uber driver who shot at a passenger who shattered his car's moon roof with a rock pleaded guilty Thursday to reckless discharge of a firearm.

Marvin White, 44, of Bolingbrook was sentenced to 24 months of probation and ordered to pay $689 in fines in exchange for his guilty plea to the felony.


The shots concluded an altercation that began after White picked up five passengers from a party in the 3800 block of Central Road in Rolling Meadows about 3 a.m. June 6. Near the intersection of Owl Drive and Holly Lane, three passengers wanted to exit the car. One, Alan Slawson, 20, of Rolling Meadows, argued with White, police said. After Slawson threw a rock at the car, White, who had a concealed carry permit, retaliated by firing at him. Police say White fired again as Slawson and two others ran away. None of the bullets struck anyone and no one was injured in the altercation, police said.

Slawson pleaded guilty to criminal damage to property and was sentenced to one year in prison earlier this month.

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