Saturday, 22 September, 2018

Man drunkenly takes Uber 300 miles, pays $1600

He blacked out in the Uber. He woke up in a different state – owing over $1600 Drunk Man Accidentally Takes $1600 Uber To NJ After Partying With Friends In West Virginia
Scott Davis | 05 March, 2018, 01:34

"I didn't know what to think", he said. However in his drunken stupor he ordered the Uber driver to take him to a different friend's house in Morgantown, West Virginia, over 300 miles away.

"They didn't want me to go to [the party to] start with", he said.

"When I woke up in the passenger seat of some random older foreign man's vehicle I had so many questions", he said. "That's insane. Why did you agree to take me to New Jersey from West Virginia?" he said, upon waking from his expensive, 300 mile nap.

"I just woke up", Bachman said to NJ Advance Media. Bachman had to make a stop to get cash to give the driver money for the tolls back to West Virginia. We've covered Uber stories like this one featuring an $18,000 charge ; typically those can be challenged and removed.

NJ.com explained the price: $3.94 base fare; $2.35 booking fee; $696.95 on distance and $115 for time.




The fare for his pie-eyed Uber joyride came to a staggering $1635, or over £1100, thanks to surge pricing and that he'd ordered an Uber XL to more comfortably pass out in. He says he did not put in his home address for the ride, and that the driver had his phone, and even answered a FaceTime call from a friend while he was sleeping. "He was on my phone, without me allowing it".

How downhill? Well Bachman ended up ordering an Uber to drive him home, a ride that concluded with a $1,635.93 bill.

He made a decision to complete the trip rather than asking the driver to turn around.

On top of the Uber fee, the driver didn't have money for tolls, so he was fined at every tollbooth.

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