A Washington, D.C. Uber driver stands accused of kidnapping and assaulting a female passenger whoâ€™d blacked out at a bar.
28-year-old Westagne Pierre is believed to have picked up the victim on the night of October 18th, and instead of dropping her off at her home, drove her to a Budget Inn.
Heâ€™d checked into the hotel using his real information and carried her to the hotel room. He then allegedly left the room and used the victim’s credit card to make a $14 purchase at a nearby 7-Eleven.
Surveillance video from the hotel shows him going into the lobby and paying for a room.
Mr. Pierre claims the victim consented to going to the hotel.
He was arrested Thursday on charges of kidnapping, assault, and using the victim’s credit card.
He was released after paying a $250 bond. It had originally been $150,000.
Uber removed him from the app when the victim reported him on October 19th.