Ryan Simonetti told the Washington Post that he’s “a die-hard Uber fan.” It looks like a company driver tested that claim on Monday.
According to the Post, Simonetti said he was with two colleagues when they decided to use Uber to get to a meeting. The three noticed the driver was engaged with a DC taxi inspector, but got into the car anyway. When the car started rolling, the inspector turned on his cruiser’s lights and started to follow the Uber car.
From the Post:
“That cop’s following you. What’s going on?” Simonetti said he asked the driver. He said the driver told him not to worry. “Oh no, he’s not a real cop,” the Uber driver replied. And then Simonetti said the driver then told them: “I’m sorry, we’re going to have to run this red light.”
Then Simonetti said, the Uber driver headed for the 9th Street tunnel, got on I-395 and proceeded to race down the highway going, “. . . well above the speed limit.”
It gets crazier from there. Click here to read the full Washington Post story.Scalese can be reached at email@example.com or via Twitter @BertoScalese.