BERLIN, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 02: In this photo illustration, a woman uses the Uber app on an Samsung smartphone on September 2, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. Uber, an app that allows passenger to buy rides from drivers who do not have taxi permits, has had its UberPop freelance driver service banned in Germany after a complaint by Taxi Deutschland, a trade association of taxi drivers in the country. The company, which operates in 42 countries over 200 cities worldwide, plans to both appeal the decision made by a court in Frankfurt as well as, at the risk of heavy fines, continue its services in Germany until a final decision has been made on the matter. (Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images)
Photo: Adam Berry
Photo: Adam Berry

Uber driver takes 35-mile detour, charges woman $111

A woman who used Uber to travel to a close destination said the driver took her on an extended detour when she fell asleep in the car. 

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Hannah Warman said she was heading home Sunday night when she decided to call an Uber instead of walking. 

During the ride, she fell asleep in the car, and she didn't wake up until an hour-and-a-half later.

When she got home, Warman didn't realize how long she had been in the car, and she didn't find out until the next day when she saw the email receipt for the ride.

It said that she had traveled 35.73 miles in the Uber.

According to Warman, the distance was "only a five-minute walk."

The total charge was £84.95, or approximately $111. 

"First of all, I was shocked and upset about how expensive it was because I thought the driver must've got lost, and I shouldn't have been charged for his mistake," Warman told Mashable. "Then I realized he couldn't have got that lost because they have ... the map with the start and end point would've been in front of him. It looks like he went the longest way around possible."

Warman posted a photo of the irregular route on Twitter, where other people shared similar experiences. 

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