Taxi driver headbutted and punched by drunk passenger as they travelled at 70mph along dual carriageway

Taxi driver headbutted and punched by drunk passenger as they travelled at 70mph along dual carriageway Taxi picked Anthony Coyle, 25, up from Horden Labour Club this monthAgreed a 20 fare to take him to MiddlesboroughTaxi stopped at shop so Coyle could buy bottle of wine to drinkCoyle then started banging dashboard and attacked driver when he was asked to stop By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 19:25 GMT, 24 April 2013 | UPDATED: 06:53 GMT, 25 April 2013 Thug: Anthony Coyle, 25, head-butted and punched a taxi driver in the face as he drove to Middlesborough A thug head-butted a taxi driver at 70 miles an hour in a violent attack on a dual carriage way. Anthony Coyle then punched the cabbie, knocking his glasses from his face, as they travelled down the A19, on the outskirts of Hartlepool, Cleveland. Hartlepool magistrates heard the 25-year-old had booked the taxi from Peterlee firm, Red Line Taxis, to travel from the Horden Labour Club to Middlesbrough.