Media Advisory – Benjamin Golden plea

Case # 15WM14655

Date: November 17, 2016


WHO: Benjamin Allen Golden, 33

WHAT: Pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of battery on a taxi driver. He was sentenced to 60 days in county jail, three years of informal probation, and ordered to pay restitution.

On Oct. 30, 2015, Golden repeatedly struck his Uber driver’s head after he was ordered out of the vehicle by the victim.

WHEN: Today, Nov. 17, 2016

Costa Mesa Police Department investigated this case.

Deputy District Attorney Scott Wooldridge of the West Justice Center prosecuted this case.