Portland officials say a Broadway Cab driver who stopped his taxi on Interstate 84 and discharged two women passengers will lose his taxi driver permit because he failed to meet a basic city safety code.
The Oregonian reports that Ahmed Egal has 10 days to appeal.
Broadway Cab President Raye Miles says the company is disappointed about the city's decision.
Shanako Devoll and her partner, Kate Neal, say Egal ditched them just before midnight July 25 because of their sexual orientation.
The newspaper says Egal called 911 and told emergency dispatchers that the two women were "real drunk, and so mean" and they wanted to jump out of the car. He also said the women did not want to pay.
Portland Regulatory Division manager Kathleen Butler also said Wednesday that Broadway Cab Co. was fined $1,000 because a company dispatcher told one of the women to leave her complaint on voicemail.
The couple, and a friend who was with them, finally walked up an embankment and flagged down a police officer, who took them home.