Blog Image
Profile Image Verifile
| Transportation
July 29 2014

Uber Driver with Felony Conviction Charged with Battery for Allegedly Hitting Passenger

Uber driver Daveea Whitmire, faces criminal charges after being accused of physically assaulting his passenger during an argument. Though drivers using Uber, Lyft and other car service apps have faced accusations ranging from creepy text stalking to raping a passenger to killing a 6-year-old girl, Whitmire is only the second driver to face criminal charges for an incident while driving for a car service company. Whitmire's alleged assault is made worse because he shouldn't have been driving for Uber at all, due to past criminal convictions. Prosecutors hope to make this case an example of a need for stronger safety regulations among car service apps.