Uber Bill Totals $1,600 For Man Visiting West Virginia Kenny Bachman, who had been drinking, slept for much of his ride from West Virginia to New Jersey.
Young guy spends the night partying near West Virginia University's campus. "And I'm thinking, 'Why the f-- am I in the auto next to some random ass dude I don't even know?" Neither Uber nor the driver made a statement as to why the driver had chose to take a passenger on a 300 mile trip.
"Afterwards I had it fully sink in", Bachman told NJ Advance Media.
"When I woke up in the passenger seat of some random older foreign man's auto I had so many questions", he said.
Using Uber's ride-hailing service to get home after a long night of drinking is definitely the responsible thing to do. He also had to pay for tolls because the driver didn't have cash. Apple pay, a "wallet" on your Android - you don't even need to take your card to the ATM anymore.
Although Bachman gave the driver 5 Stars, he protested the charge to Uber, claiming he never put his home address in New Jersey into the app.
Bachman got back to New Jersey safe and sound. He says he stopped at a CVS near his home and used the store's cashback option to give $20 to the driver. He was at a party and knew he probably shouldn't drive home so he called an Uber. "He was on my phone, without me allowing it". The driver was fined at every toll.
Bachman ended up with a fare of $1,635.93.