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A Guy Got Stuck in the I-95 Traffic Jam in an Uber and Got Charged $600

Hundreds of people got stuck in the big I-95 traffic jam on Monday.  But one unlucky guy got stuck while the meter was running.  A man named Andrew Peters flew from San Francisco to D.C. on Monday, and ordered an Uber from the airport.

He was on his way to Richmond, Virginia, which was already a long Uber ride, about 120 miles.  But he hadn’t heard about the traffic jam, and neither had his driver apparently.  So they ended up stuck in it for nine hours.

At first, Uber only charged him $200, which is what he was quoted.  But then they upped it to $600 after he got dropped off.  Their terms and conditions say your fare can change if your trip takes longer than expected.  It’s to make sure drivers don’t get screwed.  But Andrew thinks it’s excessive, and wants Uber to give him a break.

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