Saturday, 22 September, 2018

Partying at West Virginia University Results in $1600 Uber Ride

A New Jersey native recently took a drunken Uber from West Virginia back to his hometown costing more than $1,600 A New Jersey native recently took a drunken Uber from West Virginia back to his hometown costing more than $1,600
Cristina Norman | 05 March, 2018, 01:33

A Gloucester County man who got drunk in West Virginia says that he accidentally ordered a $1,635 Uber ride back home to Sewell, New Jersey. He also gave the driver a five-star review, but he did end up challenging the charge. The trip cost $1,635.93, and he even gave the driver toll money for the trip back, and rated him five stars.

A man woke over the weekend after a night of partying with friends in West Virginia to find himself in an Uber bound for his home three states away in New Jersey, according to multiple reports.

'I was just like...that's insane why did you agree to take me to New Jersey from West Virginia?' he said to CBS Philly. But he wasn't able to just hop out of the vehicle in the middle of nowhere.

Bachman originally complained to Uber, but Uber said there was nothing they could do and that this was in full compliance with Uber's Terms of Service.

"Afterwards I had it fully sink in", Bachman said to NJ Advance Media.

Bachman's reaction to having taken a very expensive and very long Uber ride was just disbelief at the whole thing. The ride itself would have been closer to $800 but Bachman ordered an UberXL by accident.

"The dude who was Ubering me home picked up my phone when I was asleep and answered the Facetime call and said 'Nah, dude".

Uber confirmed to McClatchy that the trip happened and that the driver got Bachman to his chosen destination. The driver was fined at every toll. "He was on my phone, without me allowing it".

Uber told NJ.com that it got in contact with Bachman, and he agreed to pay the fare.

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