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California Senator Gets Ironic DUI After Voting Against Uber

A California lawmaker was arrested for DUI earlier this week after voting to restrict ridesharing companies that may reduce drunk driving. According to multiple news stories, the senator voted in favor of a bill that would impose strict regulations on Uber, Lyft, Sidecar, and other ridesharing companies in California. Some believe that the bill, if successful, would kill Uber and companies like it.

The next day, police allegedly spotted the senator driving under the influence of alcohol. Reports claim that the senator's friends took cabs home, while he decided to operate his own vehicle. In response to the ironic arrest, the Uber CEO posted on his Twitter profile, "you can't make this stuff up."

In a blog post earlier this year, Uber stated that DUIs decreased by more than 10% in "Uber-enabled" cities, such as Seattle. While skeptics claim that Uber's research is shaky at best, there's no denying that Uber at least provides a safer option for drunk drivers.