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‘Gets an Uber and still got pulled over’: TikToker films Uber driver seemingly undergoing sobriety test

'Uber needs a Lyft,' one viewer joked.

 

Samantha Shaps

IRL

Published Sep 10, 2021

In a viral TikTok video, an individual recorded his Uber driver seemingly undergoing a “walk and turn” sobriety test by a police officer on the side of the road and wrote, “Gets an Uber and still got pulled over.” This turn of events prompted both concern and jokes from commenters who found the situation “ironic.”

Devin Nestle, whose TikTok username is @devinnestle, posted the video on Thursday and wrote, “I’m still mind blown this happened.” The video, which has accumulated over 2.2 million views and over 178,000 likes, shows Nestle standing on the side of the road with blue and red lights flashing in the background.

@devinnestle

Gets an Uber and stil got pulled over smh

♬ original sound – Devin Nestle

Nestle says, “I’m literally here with my f*cking Uber, this is my Uber” and turns the camera around to show the driver speaking with a police officer. The driver, who has one foot in front of the other, is listening to instructions from the officer and seems to be taking a field sobriety test.

Nestle captioned the video, “Lmao I’m still mind blown this happened.”

Among the 2,400 comments, individuals wrote “designated drunk driver” and “Uber needs a lyft.” Nestle, who did not immediately respond to the Daily Dot’s request for comment via Facebook message, responded with laughing emoji to a comment that said “Reverse uno.”

Other commenters wrote, “Maybe they’ll let you drive the Uber home” and “[he’s] gonna need them 5 star ratings now.”

Some commenters expressed concern for the driver and questioned if he was being “harassed.” Another person wrote, “I’m so confused on why they stopped this Uber.”

University of California, Berkeley researchers, Michael Anderson and Lucas Davis, found that ride-sharing services reduced alcohol-related traffic fatalities in the U.S. by 6.1%, Quartz reports.

Uber, which made a commitment to safety on its website, wrote that its “vast network of riders and drivers holds one another accountable to help keep everyone safe.” Uber did not immediately respond to the Daily Dot’s request for comment via email.


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*First Published: Sep 10, 2021, 12:30 pm CDT