Police: Uber driver kidnapped, assaulted passenger who passed out at DC bar
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - An Uber driver was arrested in Prince George's County after allegedly kidnapping and assaulting a female passenger who blacked out at a DC bar. Police say one of the victim's friends called Uber to take her home after she had too much to drink, and the driver, 29-year-old Westagne Pierre, picked her up but didn't drop her off at home.
Detectives believe Pierre, of Greenbelt, picked up the victim at a bar in DC on the night of October 18, and first drove her to her home in Virginia. But instead of dropping her off there, he then drove her to the Budget Inn in College Park.
Once there, police say he checked into the hotel using his own information, lifted her out of the car and carried her to the hotel room. After some time, Pierre allegedly left the room and went to a nearby 7-Eleven, where he used the victim's American Express card to make a $14.00 purchase.
Pierre was arrested on Thursday, and is charged with kidnapping, assault and for fraudulently using the victim's credit card. Additional charges are pending after consultation with the State's Attorney's Office.
Pierre is in the custody of the Department of Corrections.
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