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article imageThree men accuse Uber driver of taking them on a high-speed chase

By Owen Weldon     Jul 10, 2014 in Crime
Washington D.c. - Three men are alleging that a Washington Uber driver kidnapped them, and took them on a high-speed chase that lasted 10 minutes.
According to Consumerist, the incident occurred earlier in the week, after the three men hopped in an UberBlack car.
According to Washington Post, Ryan Simonetti, CEO of Convene, based in NY, said that he and two colleagues finished up meetings near the Verizon Center and they planned on taking an Uber car from 7th and F Streets NW to Tysons Corner, which is where the company's new offices are located.
Simonettie said as they apprpached the Uber car, they say the driver was speaking with a D.C. taxi inspector.
According to LA Times, the three climbed in the vehicle, and the driver drove away from the inspector. That's when the inspector got into his car and followed the Uber driver.
That is when the Uber driver allegedly started to drive erratically, and raced down Interstate 395. The driver allegedly said that if he stopped, then the inspector would fine him $2,000. Simonetti said at this point they asked the driver to stop.
The driver eventually let the passengers out on an exit ramp, and then he turned around and drove up the wrong way up the ramp.
Authorities are continuing to investigate the incident, and Uber said that the driver is no longer driving for them.
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