Bronx man takes Uber driver for wild ride, ends in police chase and crash

A 20-year-old Bronx man was arrested after taking an Uber driver for wild ride that ended in a police chase and crash in Binghamton.

A 20-year-old Bronx man was arrested after taking an Uber driver for wild ride that ended in a police chase and crash in Binghamton. (4/6/16)

THE BRONX - A Bronx man was arrested after taking an Uber driver for wild ride that ended in a police chase and crash in Binghamton.

Police say 20-year-old Juan Carlos hired the Uber driver in Philadelphia to take him 200 miles to central New York.

According to police, at some point the Uber driver felt tired and asked Carlos to take the wheel so he could sleep.

Police say he complied, but when he was clocked by a state trooper going 85 mph in an 65-mph zone, he refused to pull over. 

Carols later crashed the car and was subsequently arrested by police.

He was charged with driving without a license and fleeing police.

Both men suffered minor injuries, and the Uber driver has allegedly been suspended from the using the ride service platform.    

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