Uber passenger falls asleep in car, racks up $171 bill (Video)

WASHINGTON — Ever wondered what would happen if you fall asleep on an Uber ride?

One D.C. man learned the hard way.

Mekele Baucom, the Uber rider who fell asleep in the car, told WTOP’s television news partner, NBC Washington that he was billed $171 for what he intended to be a one-mile trip home. Instead, his Uber driver took him on a 71-mile ride.

Watch the video below:

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi of Calif., embraces former Washington Metropolitan Police Department officer Michael Fanone before the start of a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony honoring law enforcement officers who defended the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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Gladys Sicknick, left, mother of slain U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, is greeted by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., at right, during a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony honoring law enforcement officers who defended the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. The members of the Sicknick family declined to shake hands with McConnell and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wy., left, hugs D.C. Metropolitan Police Officer Daniel Hodges after a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony honoring law enforcement officers who defended the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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U.S. Capitol Police Chief Thomas Manger, left, hugs officer Sgt. Harry Dunn after a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony honoring law enforcement officers who defended the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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U.S. Capitol Police officer Sgt. Harry Dunn, left, hugs Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., after a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony honoring law enforcement officers who defended the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Police officers hold their hands over their hearts for the U.S. National Anthem during a Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony in honor of the US Capitol Police and those who protected the Capitol on January 6, 2021, in the rotunda of the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on December 6, 2022.  (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)
A US Capitol Police officer salutes during a Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony in honor of the US Capitol Police and those who protected the Capitol on January 6, 2021, in the rotunda of the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on December 6, 2022. (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)
D.C. Metropolitan Police Chief Robert J. Contee speaks during a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony honoring law enforcement officers who defended the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Police officer applaud during a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony honoring law enforcement officers who defended the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi of Calif., applauds U.S. Capitol Police Chief J. Thomas Manger, during a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony honoring law enforcement officers who defended the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks during a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony honoring law enforcement officers who defended the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi of Calif., steps on stage during a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony honoring law enforcement officers who defended the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks during a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony honoring law enforcement officers who defended the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Congressional Gold Medals are placed before a ceremony honoring law enforcement officers who defended the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
From left, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi of Calif., U.S. Capitol Police Chief J. Thomas Manger, Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Chief Robert J. Contee, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., pray during a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony honoring law enforcement officers who defended the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Ian Krager with the U.S. House of Representatives Speaker’s office, assembles four flags on stage before a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony honoring the U.S. Capitol Police, the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police, and others who protected the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6, 2021 attack, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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