Partying at West Virginia University Results in $1600 Uber Ride

Marcus Newton
March 3, 2018

Following a recent night of drinking with friends, Kenny Bachman hailed an Uber to take him back to where he was staying near the campus of West Virginia University.

Bachman fell asleep during the ride and didn't realize his mistake until hours later.

Like, where he lives. You go out on the town, have one too many margaritas, and need to call an Uber home.

"I just woke up in the Uber next to an older dude just telling me I was an hour out from Jersey", Bachman said. "And I'm thinking, 'Why the f-- am I in the vehicle next to some random ass dude I don't even know?"

The fare worked out at $1,635.93 (£1,186) - a $3.94 base fare, a $2.35 booking fee, $696.95 for distance and $115.90 for time. He has, however, opened up a GoFundMe account to ask if people on social media are willing to help him earn back the hefty cost.

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On top of the Uber fee, the driver didn't have money for tolls, so he was fined at every tollbooth. It sure sounds like something Silicon Valley's Bachman might do.

He says he gave the driver five stars and even gave the driver cash to cover the cost of tolls on the way home. He said that he never put the address into the phone and that, at some point, the driver got control of the phone. Bachman had consumed a lot, and barely remembers calling for the auto.

"Afterwards I had it fully sink in", said Bachman. "He was on my phone, without me allowing it".

He says he unsuccessfully challenged the fare with Uber, which confirmed that the ride occurred.

Taking an Uber home after a night of drinking should be a safe decision. Bachmann countered that he didn't want to just be left on the side of the road.

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