Uber Passenger Tries to Grab Wheel as Driver Fights Him Off


A Sacramento Uber driver got the scare of his life as he wrestled for control of the wheel with an allegedly drunk passenger.

Albert Castro, who has been driving for the ride share service for three years, told KTLA's sister station KTXL that while he's had a lot of crazy things happen in his car this one takes the cake.

"He goes, 'Oh, you're gonna crash.' I'm like, 'No, I'm not gonna crash.' He's like, 'No, no, you're gonna crash,'" said Uber driver Albert Castro. "I'm like, 'No.' And he's like, 'Ah,' and he laughs and then drifts away. And then about two seconds later he pops back up, grabs the wheel and yanks it and we fly across two lanes of traffic."

He was able to push him off and thought he had everything under control...until the man's second attempt.

"He goes, 'I love you, brother.' And he lunges for the wheel and grabs and pulls it," Castro recalled. "And it literally was every ounce of strength I had to keep us from ... I still don't know how we didn't crash."

Everything ended up okay, Castro retained control and was able to hold the man off long enough for CHP officers to arrive and arrest the passenger on DUI charges.


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