ROCKLAND (CBS) – An Uber driver was charged with drunk driving after passengers said he nearly crashed several times in Rockland.
A Rockland officer was flagged down Monday just after 2 p.m.
The man told police he asked the driver to stop so he and another passenger could get out of the car.
Officers found the grey sedan a short distance away on Pleasant Road.
The driver, 38-year-old Shawn Tilton of Brockton, failed sobriety tests and showed signs of intoxication, police said.
He was arrested and charged with operating under the influence of alcohol.
According to an Uber spokesperson, Tilton is no longer with the company.
They said, “Through our two-way feedback system, the rider alerted of us this situation and we took immediate action to remove this driver’s access to Uber. We have a team dedicated 24/7 to monitor the feedback of trips and will not tolerate reports of alcohol or drug use on the app.”