Lyft Driver Arrested in Troy After Driving Drunk With Passenger in Car
A Lyft driver was recently arrested in Troy for driving drunk while having a passenger on board in the back seat.
A lot of times when someone requests a ride from Lyft it's because they've maybe had a few too many and want to make sure they get home safely. That's what a Rochester Hills man was attempting to do when he requested a ride from Lyft after a night of partying.
It was around three in the morning on July 2 when the passenger needed a ride to Rochester Hills from Detroit.
After getting picked up, the passenger felt something was off but didn't know right away that the Lyft driver was drunk behind the wheel.
I-75 has like the construction, so she (driver) makes an excuse about why she has to drive in the middle which I didn't think much of it at the time cause I'm like whatever, there's no cars out. So she's like, you know I can't drive on the side because then I'm going to hit the curbs or whatever.
He said that he did notice that she was swerving a little bit. He also said her eyes were looking a little crazy but he didn't think much of it until he saw the police lights behind them.
According to Fox 2 Detroit, Troy police pulled over the 2020 Kia Optima near Rochester Road and Player Drive at 3:21 a.m. for multiple traffic violations.
The driver admitted to having two beers (the typical response). She then took a sobriety test and failed and blew a .18 which is well over the legal limit.
The passenger then got a ride home from the Troy police department.
It's pretty pathetic when you can't even get a ride home safely from someone that you're supposed to trust.