COLESVILLE, N.Y., April 6 (UPI) -- Police said a man engaged in a high-speed chase after taking over the wheel for his Uber driver who was taking a nap.
According to a news release, New York State Police noticed the Uber vehicle, a 2016 Hyundai Sonata, traveling 86 mph while monitoring traffic near the border between New York and Pennsylvania.
Police attempted to stop the vehicle, but driver Juan R. Carlos, 20, reportedly refused to pull over and continued to flee until officers lost sight of the vehicle.
Carlos had hired the Uber driver Corey Robinson, 43, to drive him from Philadelphia to a college in Herkimer, NY., but agreed to get behind the wheel when Robinson became tired and asked to take a nap, police said.
Robinson woke up mid chase and asked why Carlos was driving so fast. Robinson demanded that Carlos pull over when he informed him they were being chased by police, but Carlos refused.
Police ultimately caught up with the pair after they crashed into a guardrail. They were both sent to the hospital and treated for minor injuries before being released into police custody.
Robinson was released with no charges while Carlos was charged with fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle third degree, driving without a license and other traffic offenses, police said.
According to The New York Times, Uber released a statement that both men were suspended from using the service.