A Washington, D.C. Uber driver stands accused of kidnapping and assaulting a female passenger who’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.

He’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.


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