Drunk Man Takes $1600 Uber Trip From West Virginia To New Jersey

Sean Reid
March 5, 2018

A majority of that, - almost $700 - came from the distance the Uber driver traveled to take Bachman home, NJ.com reported. Bachman had to make a stop to get cash to give the driver money for the tolls back to West Virginia.

The grand total for the Uber ride was $1,635.93. However, he mistakenly ordered the Uber to this home, 300 miles away in Gloucester County, NJ. "That's insane. Why did you agree to take me to New Jersey from West Virginia?" he said, upon waking from his expensive, 300 mile nap. He just knew he wanted to get home.


Bachman said that he woke up a few hours in the five-hour Uber ride. "He's going home.' He flipped the camera and I was just passed out in the passenger sheet", Bachman said.

Uber confirmed that the ride indeed happened and that the driver took Bachman to the destination he asked for.


The only problem according to the Sewell, New Jersey, resident, is Bachman has no memory of how he got into an UberXL, the ride-sharing app's priciest travel option. He was at a party and knew he probably shouldn't drive home so he called an Uber. That breaks down to a $3.94 base fare, a $2.35 booking fee, $696.95 for distance and $115.90 for time. "He was on my phone, without me allowing it".

As reported by NJ.com, Bachman woke up after a long nap in an Uber and realized he was in Morgantown, West Virginia, not Philadelphia.


Unfortunately, surge pricing was in full effect, costing Bachman a lot more money than it would've typically cost him. The driver was fined at every toll.

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