Uber taxi driver asks passenger to drive while he naps, taxi crashes during police chase

Uber taxi driver asks passenger to drive while he naps, taxi crashes during police chase

An Uber passenger who took the wheel while the driver slept later crashed the car while trying to elude police.

State police say 20-year-old New York City resident Juan Carlos hired the car in Philadelphia to take him 200 miles to central New York.

Police say the driver asked Carlos to take the wheel on Saturday while he napped, and a trooper later clocked Carlos going 86 mph in a 65 mph zone on Interstate 81 near Binghamton.

When the real driver woke up and asked Carlos why he was driving so fast, Carlos told him it was because police were chasing them.

Carlos crashed and both suffered minor injuries.

Carlos was charged with fleeing police and driving without a license.

More in this Section

Nasa mathematician portrayed in Hidden Figures diesNasa mathematician portrayed in Hidden Figures dies

Several injured as car hits crowd at German carnivalSeveral injured as car hits crowd at German carnival

Coronavirus pushes beyond Asia as it takes aim at Europe and Middle EastCoronavirus pushes beyond Asia as it takes aim at Europe and Middle East

UK 'prepared for all coronavirus eventualities'UK 'prepared for all coronavirus eventualities'


Lifestyle

After separating from my husband of 15 years I was worried about how to meet someone new. In fact, on the dating apps I signed up to, I’ve had an overwhelming number of replies — but only from sexually enthusiastic younger men.Sex File: Dating a younger man is socially acceptable

Their paths first crossed in the classroom 13 years ago for childhood sweethearts Emma Murphy and Kevin Leahy.Wedding of the Week: Lessons in love started in the classroom for childhood sweethearts

“This podcast features something never previously heard — anywhere, from anyone — the confession tape of an Irish serial killer.'Podcast Corner: Chilling story of an Irish serial killer

Children’s creativity is inspiring, says Helen O’Callaghan.Inspiring creativity: Kids on call for climate essay

More From The Irish Examiner