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Women who fell asleep on Uber, charged Rs 6,437 for a 5 minutes drive!

Well, it’s a possibility that a woman who fell asleep in an Uber car woke up to find she had been taken on 35-mile detour and charged £85 (Rs. 6437) for a journey that should only have taken a few minutes. Comedian Hannah Warman caught the cab to get home from a friend’s party in Stoke Newington to her home, a five-minute walk away.


But, after she fell asleep in the back of the car, her driver appears to have taken her on a 35-mile, 90-minute trip around London. A map of her journey shows the driver heading west through Wembley and towards Ealing, before doubling back and eventually dropping her off at the destination. She told the local media: “I must’ve fallen asleep in the car. I woke up a couple of times and said ‘Why is this taking so long?’

“I think I assumed he’d got a bit lost or something but I had no idea it’d been an hour and a half. “I fell back asleep. I went straight to bed once I’d got home and I only realised what had happened the next day when I got an email receipt for my £85 Uber journey.”


Uber have refunded the money but Ms Warman said further action was needed against the driver. She said: “After a lot of emails, Uber have refunded most of the fee but I feel like I don’t trust them anymore.

“I feel like they should reassure me that the driver was penalized or dismissed and explain how this could’ve happened.”

An Uber spokesman said: “We are speaking to the licensed driver and the rider to establish exactly what happened and have given the rider a full refund.

“Unlike other transport options Uber’s technology records every trip and sends riders a receipt with a map of the route taken. “This transparency and accountability means if there is an issue it can be quickly resolved”.

Our question to Hannah Warman, did you not play Pokémon go? Next time if you have to walk from one place to another, why don’t you catch one or two on the way , and you will save some Uber money too.

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