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Uber driver refused to release passenger in nightmare ride-share experience

12 August 2017 10:37 PM
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Uber driver refused to release passenger in nightmare ride-share experience

AN UBER driver will front court next month accused of refusing to allow a female passenger to leave his vehicle.

Initial investigations suggest the woman was travelling to a licensed premises at Fortitude Valley about 11pm last night when the Uber driver refused to pull over.

The 45-year-old driver allegedly spent over an hour driving across Brisbane and New Farm before he continued south via the Clem7 Tunnel.

The 25-year-old victim tried to get the attention of passing motorists by opening her door.

The man stopped on the M1 where the let the woman go, before she called police for help.

Detectives have since charged the Logan Central man with one count of deprivation of liberty.

He is expected to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on September 5.

Also read: Uber driver charged with passenger crime

Source: couriermail.com.au

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