Uber passenger takes over wheel while driver naps, leads police on a chase

Uber Passenger Takes Over Wheel While Driver Naps, Leads Police On A Chase

During a long drive from Philadelphia to central New York, an Uber passenger did his driver a favor, taking over at the wheel so the tired motorist could catch a nap.

However, that goodwill gesture quickly took a very bad turn.

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As Uber driver Corey Robinson slept, 20-year-old Juan Carlos was caught speeding, reports USA Today.

When New York State Police attempted to pull him over, Carlos just kept driving.

A high-speed chase ensued, during which Robinson woke up. He pleaded with the driver to stop, but to no avail, according to authorities.

While Carlos did manage to lose the troopers trailing him, at some point, he crashed the vehicle.

Both men were found, treated for injuries, and taken into custody.

Robinson was released, but Carlos is facing myriad charges.

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