Uber Bill Totals $1600 For Man Visiting West Virginia

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A screenshot of the ride Kenny Bachman took from West Virginia to New Jersey costing more than $1,600

Moral of the story is, take an Uber if you know you've had one too many drinks. And that goes double if you're not in your hometown.

'We went to a frat party and then went to the bar. However in his drunken stupor he ordered the Uber driver to take him to a different friend's house in Morgantown, West Virginia, over 300 miles away.

According to Google Maps, that's a short 490km ride home.

Bachman had an entire Toyota Sienna minivan to himself.

In Kenneth's case, they took him home alright but he won't be here for long.

"I'm heading back to West Virginia this weekend to pick up my bags", Bachman told KYW-TV. The Uber driver, meanwhile, did what he thought he was supposed to. "The last thing I remember was being at the bar and then I just woke up in the Uber", Kenneth told CBS.

"When I woke up in the passenger seat of some random older foreign man's vehicle I had so many questions", he said. He got in the vehicle, and fell asleep.

"No, because what am I, just going to get dropped off on the side of the road?"

As for the fare, it quickly added up to more than $1,600.

"Afterwards I had it fully sink in", Bachman said.

Bachman originally complained to Uber, but Uber said there was nothing they could do and that this was in full compliance with Uber's Terms of Service.

However, he apparently still gave the driver five stars. A majority of that, - almost $700 - came from the distance the Uber driver traveled to take Bachman home, NJ.com reported. Also, his name could not be better.

Bachman got back to New Jersey safe and sound.

Bachman eventually agreed to pay the fare. After calling it a night, he chose to Uber home.

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