Toronto Uber driver found not guilty of confining and assaulting 18-year-old passenger
Court documents show kidnapping charge filed against driver was withdrawn in October
- The Uber driver charged by police was found not guilty by the Ontario Court of Justice in October
A 24-year-old Uber driver has been cleared of any wrongdoing after Toronto police charged him for allegedly kidnapping a passenger.
In October, the Ontario Court of Justice withdrew a kidnapping charge against the man, and found him not guilty of unlawful confinement and assault.
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In May of 2017, Toronto police said an 18-year-old woman arranged for an Uber ride in the Yonge-Eglinton area.
The passenger told police the driver engaged in inappropriate conversation and made "unwanted advances."
When the woman refused and asked to be let out of the car — a Nissan Altima — police said the Uber driver refused and attempted to forcibly take her to another location.
The woman was able to escape and called police, authorities said.
Driver immediately removed
Uber called the allegations "unacceptable" and something that is "not tolerated on the Uber app."
The company said it was contacted by Toronto police shortly after the incident was reported.
"We immediately removed this driver's access following this report and will provide any information to law enforcement that would be helpful for their investigation," an Uber spokesperson said in an email.