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San Ramon man arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting Lyft driver

28-year-old accused of sexual battery, public intoxication

A San Ramon man was arrested after city police allege he sexually assaulted a ride-share driver while intoxicated Wednesday night.

Peter Edward Voss, 28, was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility on suspicion of sexual battery and public intoxication, according to San Ramon police Lt. Denton Carlson.

According to police, a female Lyft driver called the department at about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday to report she had just been sexually assaulted by a male passenger.

The woman picked up a man at the Market Place at Bollinger Canyon Road and Alcosta Boulevard Wednesday night to drive him somewhere in a paid ride organized through Lyft, according to Carlson. They were the only two people in the car at the time.

The man, who was sitting in the front passenger seat, made several sexually suggestive comments to the driver during the brief ride and continued his advances even though the woman told him to stop, according to Carlson. Police allege Voss then sexually assaulted the driver.

The woman pulled over her car in the shopping center at Alcosta Boulevard and Village Parkway, told the man to get out of the vehicle and then immediately called San Ramon police, Carlson said.

Officers responded and arrested Voss after finding him urinating in the shopping center parking lot, according to the lieutenant, who said the woman positively identified Voss as the attacker.

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