Uber driver accused of being impaired by drugs with passenger in car

By The Canadian Press and News Staff

A 36-year-old Uber driver has been arrested after allegedly driving a passenger while impaired by drugs.

Durham regional police say they observed the man driving erratically in Oshawa early Wednesday morning.

They say the man was seen swerving in and out of lanes and at one point driving into oncoming traffic.

Police arrested the man from Ajax and charged him with one count of impaired operation of a conveyance by drug.

They say he had an Uber passenger in his car at the time of the arrest.

She was not hurt.

“Uber does not tolerate the use of drugs or alcohol on the app,” a company spokesperson said in an email.

“Upon learning of this report, we immediately removed the driver’s access to Uber.”

Uber said it would cooperate fully with police on the investigation.

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