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California man apologizes over Uber driver's assault

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COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) - A California man captured on a now-viral video attacking an Uber driver has apologized for his behavior.

Thirty-two-year-old Benjamin Golden's attorneys say in a statement Wednesday that their client is extremely remorseful for hitting Uber driver Edward Caban and that it's an isolated incident in his life.

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Caban is suing Golden over the attack Friday in Costa Mesa in Orange County. Golden also faces up to a year in jail if convicted of assault and battery charges, and he was fired from his job as a brand manager for Taco Bell, based in Irvine.

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A video captured by a dashboard-mounted camera shows a drunken Golden repeatedly hitting Caban, grabbing his hair and slamming his head against a window. The video has more than 2.2 million views on YouTube.

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