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Man Blacks Out In Uber And Takes Drunken $1600 Ride Through Three States

A man got totally wasted and took a 300 mile Uber ride by accident.

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

The ride sharing service Uber is handy after a night of partying but one man ended up taking a ride he didn't quite expect.

Kenny Bachman enjoyed a night of drinking last Friday in Morgantown, West Virginia. He intended to take an Uber to the place he was staying—near West Virginia University's campus—but ended up drunkenly requesting the driver to take him all the way home, reports NJ.com.

Home for Bachman was over 300 miles away in Gloucester County, New Jersey. He blacked out and didn't realize what happened until he was already well on his way home.

"I just woke up," Bachman said to NJ Advance Media. "And I'm thinking, 'Why the f*ck am I in the car next to some random ass dude I don't even know?"

He then realized what was going on.

"Afterwards I had it fully sink in," he said. "Once the ride ended and I saw how much it was when I was like 'Alright, this is insane, that's just crazy.'" 

He ended up waking up around two hours into the ride, as USA Today reported. But he wasn't able to just hop out of the car in the middle of nowhere. Bachman eventually got home after the unexpected ride. He rated his driver five stars for the trip. However, he's challenging the charge and claimed that he never put in his home address in Uber. He also claims the driver took his phone and used it.

"Obviously I sent the Uber, I don't know where to, I know I wouldn't send it to my house, I knew where I was," he said. "He was on my phone, without me allowing it."

Uber confirmed that the ride indeed happened and that the driver took Bachman to the destination he asked for. Uber and Bachman connected and resolved the matter and he ended up agreeing to pay the full fare. The price for the lengthy ride in the Toyota Sienna was $1,635.93. That breaks down to a $3.94 base fare, a $2.35 booking fee, $696.95 for distance and $115.90 for time. The ride itself would have been closer to $800 but Bachman ordered an UberXL by accident.

Plus, the pricing was in surge mode.

[Photo: Pexes, Uber]