Uber Drive Naps While Pax Gets Into High-Speed Chase

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Ah, the sharing economy.

A tired Uber driver got his passenger to share the driving duties while he caught a nap. It wasn’t a good idea. When he woke up he was in the middle of a high speed police chase.

That decision to hand over the keys earned Uber driver Corey Robinson a suspension from Uber and passenger Juan Carlos is facing multiple traffic violations.

"I was getting really sleepy and started swerving on the road, so I asked him to drive," Robinson told The New York Post of the 450 km, 5 hr. trip from Philadelphia to Herkimer, NY.

Robinson later woke up in the middle of a high-speed police chase after the car was clocked at 140 kph in a 100 kph zone.

Robinson asked him to pull over but Carlos refused to slow down and eventually crashed the car into a guardrail.

Both men were treated for minor injuries. The vehicle was a write-off.

Carlos, 20, was charged with 3rd degree unlawfully fleeing a police officer, driving without a license and other offences.

He has been banned from using Uber while official driver Robinson is suspended.

Robinson was released without charge after the crash.


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