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Lyft driver charged with 18 bindles of heroin and had an underage passenger

BurgerTiime

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https://www.nbc4i.com/news/state-news/ohio-lyft-driver-charged-with-having-heroin-while-driving-underage-teen/1351766213


WARREN, OH (WKBN) - A local Lyft driver is facing several charges for what police said they found while he was driving a 17-year-old passenger.

Christopher Scott was pulled over this weekend. Police reported finding 18 bindles of heroin in his car.

Scott pleaded not guilty in court on several drug charges.

He is being held in the Trumbull County Jail.

Police say they expect to file more charges in the case.
 

HotUberMess

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Driver looks like he sleeps in his car. At first I thought this was the heroin dealer.

On second thought this may be a two man operation, otherwise there should be no reason to arrest this guy other than a criminal lack of self-care going on.
 

dauction

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I'll say it again.. Uber/Lyft need to do REAL Interviews with Potential Drivers ...instead of just handing out rides to anyone with a licenses.

Think about if Uber did and Lyft didn't ... think about how the QUALITY of UBER goes up ..how demand ($$$) for Uber over Lyft increases as Reviews of Uber drivers are far more positive
 

Michael - Cleveland

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Not sure what being a minor has to do with it
Uber's "official policy" is that minors are not permitted to travel in an Uber without being accompanied by an adult account holder. In reality of course, they couldn't care less. However, they've worded their agreements (rider and driver) so that they can claim all liability for minor's in an Uber falls to the driver and the account holder.
 

everythingsuber

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I'll say it again.. Uber/Lyft need to do REAL Interviews with Potential Drivers ...instead of just handing out rides to anyone with a licenses.

Think about if Uber did and Lyft didn't ... think about how the QUALITY of UBER goes up ..how demand ($$$) for Uber over Lyft increases as Reviews of Uber drivers are far more positive
Driving for Lyft or Uber isn't a high end job and turn over is 96% per annum. They have rating systems in place that do give an indication of the drivers suitability to the job.

You pass police checks. You have car. You have job. These companies can not afford to be choosy.
 

Supergirl24

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He should be gone for the drugs in car. As far as the minor goes. Drivers don't know whether a rider is 17,18,19 years old. It's a parent's job to take responsibility for their minor child. I'm an uber/lyft driver. And we should not be expected to know a riders age. We can only assume they themselves are complying and are of legal age to ride. No one will ask for id when giving a uber/lyft ride.
 

Supergirl24

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Driving for Lyft or Uber isn't a high end job and turn over is 96% per annum. They have rating systems in place that do give an indication of the drivers suitability to the job.

You pass police checks. You have car. You have job. These companies can not afford to be choosy.
Well then we would be considered employees not independent workers. They need better background checks. Going back for life on violent offenses. And 15 years on drug charges
 

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