Uber has refunded a passenger who entered a vehicle while drunk, fell asleep, and was taken on a 20-mile detour that cost $150.
The rider booked an Uber early Monday to travel from London’s Old Street area to Clapton. The original trip was only 4 miles.
The rider admitted on social media that he was drunk and fell asleep in the car.
He realized he was over charged when he received a bill for $150 instead of the typical $22 paid to travel to the area.
He tweeted a screenshot of his crazy drunken journey along with a message that read: “DAAAAAAAMN UBER.”
Uber confirmed Wednesday that he had been given a full refund.
“Unlike other transport options Uber offers transparent receipts with a record of every trip and a map of the route taken so if there is an issue it can be resolved,” a spokesperson for Uber revealed.
Uber has a policy of investigating controversial rides to determine whether a detour was necessary because of closures or traffic restrictions.
If Uber finds that a driver has taken an unnecessary route they are suspended and their accounts deactivated pending a further investigation.