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Uber driver in Brisbane held woman in car for more than an hour, police say

12 August 2017 11:56 PM
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Ride-booking service Uber is at the centre of another controversy after a Brisbane driver allegedly refused to let a passenger out of his vehicle.

A 25-year-old woman booked the Uber to take her from her home address at Paddington to Fortitude Valley about 11:00pm, in what should have been a 10-minute trip, and became worried when the driver refused to pull over.

Instead the man allegedly continued to drive in what police describe as "a concerning manner" for more than an hour, travelling around New Farm then through the Clem 7 tunnel to Brisbane's southside.

As the woman tried to get the attention of other motorists, the Uber finally pulled over on the M1 and police were called.

A 45-year-old Logan Central man will face court in Brisbane next month charged with deprivation of liberty.

The incident is the latest in a string of controversies involving Uber drivers with police also investigating three alleged sexual assaults.


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