Kenny Bachman partied with friends Friday in Morgantown, W.Va. He drank too much — more than 20 beers and a couple of vodkas during the night, he says.
He never imagined that a “small” mistake would wind up costing him $1,600.
After the night of drinking, Bachman called Uber for a ride home but didn’t realize the address he put in was his address in Gloucester, NJ., 310 miles and a five-hour car ride away. He does live in New Jersey, but was in Morgantown for a couple of days.
Bachman, 21, told W Radio he’s not a “frequent drinker,” but that night he did drink a lot. Then he called Uber, fell asleep and woke up somewhere along the trip.
That’s when he realized he had made a mistake. And, to make things worse, had asked for the more expensive UberXL service, which uses SUVs.
When Bachman got home, his bill came to $1,600.
He tried to negotiate with Uber, but finally paid the bill and even gave the driver a five-star rating.
Uber confirmed that the 310-mile trip was made and that the driver took Bachman to the address he requested.
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