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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.