Drunk university student wakes up in Norwich rather than Newscastle after typing wrong postcode into his Uber app and falling asleep in back of the taxi – waking to a £1,300 bill
- When the student woke up he was 250 miles off course and owed £1,307.64
- He drunkenly put an NR3 postcode into the Uber app directions instead of NE1
- The unlucky student then missed morning classes the next day and was slapped with a fine after he was caught without a ticket on his train back north
A drunk university student fell asleep in an Uber on his way home after a boozy night and woke up 250 miles off course with a £1,300 bill.
The student, who did not wish to be named, put the wrong postcode in his Uber app after a night out, dosed off and woke up 250 miles away.
He only realised his mistake after waking up in the taxi in Norwich, a five-hour drive away from his home in Newcastle near Newcastle University where he is a first year Chemical Engineering student.
The map from the Uber app showing the drunken student’s five hour journey
The student had hoped to get straight to bed after a boozy night in Newcastle, but he drunkenly put an NR3 postcode instead of NE1 in his Uber app.
The long journey cost him a staggering £1,307.64.
Fortunately for the student, he claims the driver ‘let him off’ after realising his drunken mistake.
Speaking to student website the Tab, he said: ‘When I woke up, I literally thought it was a dream. Surely I hadn’t done this.
The Uber driver got a five star rating after he let the student off paying the accidental bill
‘Luckily the driver understood and let me off as he worked out it was a very drunken mistake and I didn’t mean to fall asleep.
‘My friends helped me by advising me to sober up and get on the next train back to Newcastle.’
The grateful student gave the cabbie a five-star rating for his troubles.
The next day, the student missed his 9am class and was slapped with a fine after he was caught without a ticket on his train back north.
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