Uber passenger blacks out, takes $1600 ride

A New Jersey native recently took a drunken Uber from West Virginia back to his hometown costing more than $1,600

When he got the bill for $1,635.93, he realized he also ordered UberXL; the option for a larger auto that riders use for larger groups.

NJ.com reported Wednesday that Kenny Bachman thought he was taking an Uber to where he was staying, near the West Virginia University campus. He has, however, opened up a GoFundMe account to ask if people on social media are willing to help him earn back the hefty cost.

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NJ.com did the math on the cost of his Uber ride. You go out on the town, have one too many margaritas, and need to call an Uber home. If there hadn't been surge pricing in effect, his ride would've been just half, $819.14.

He apparently fell asleep and didn't realize it, until he woke up in the Uber hours later. Couldn't he just get out of the vehicle once he realized what was happening? Bachman challenged the fare, but was forced to pay. But he paid and gave the driver five stars. Bachmann countered that he didn't want to just be left on the side of the road.

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Bachman originally complained to Uber, but Uber said there was nothing they could do and that this was in full compliance with Uber's Terms of Service. He says he did not put in his home address for the ride, and that the driver had his phone, and even answered a FaceTime call from a friend while he was sleeping.

Bachman's reaction to having taken a very expensive and very long Uber ride was just disbelief at the whole thing. "Basically, I kind of just blacked out".

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"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", Bachman said.

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