SIMI VALLEY, Calif. – Another Uber driver was arrested for driving
under the influence, and the latest story comes from Simi Valley, which
is in the Greater Los Angeles Area.
According to the police, an Uber driver was arrested for
DUI shortly after he finished watching the Super Bowl 50 at a bar, reported
CBS Los Angeles.
While an officer was on patrol Sunday evening, he noticed a car slow down
as it was approaching a green light. The officer observed that the car
was missing a front license plate, so the officer pulled the driver over.
Simi Valley Police Department said that the driver was identified as R.
Wolf, 46. The police said that Wolfe was impaired and “unaware of
his physical location…and was relying on his GPS to direct him
where to go.”
During the traffic stop, Wolfe told the officer that he was on his way
to go and pick up another fare.
Wolfe claimed to be earning some extra money after watching the Super Bowl
at a local bar, and he reportedly said that he had already driven two
or three fares in Simi Valley, a police official told reporters.
Wolfe submitted to a chemical test, which revealed that is blood alcohol
concentration (BAC) was .25%, well above the .08% legal limit.
The Uber driver was arrested on suspicion of DUI and booked into the Ventura
Staying Safe When Using Uber or Lyft
Ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft can be great for keeping drunk
drivers off the roads, but unfortunately there have been a string of cases
lately where Uber drivers have been arrested for DUI while on the clock.
If you call Uber, Lyft, or even a cab, we suggest talking to the driver
before riding with him or her and seeing if you smell alcohol on the driver’s
breath, or if they seem to be otherwise impaired, for example, slurring
Law enforcement officials are advising people that if they do smell alcohol
or if they suspect that the driver is impaired, to contact the police
If you’re facing DUI charges in Orange County,
contact the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry, Inc. to work with a Board Certified
DUI defense specialist!