Shelbyville woman accused of stealing Jeep from Uber driver
Police said she had an explanation for why she took the Jeep, but that didn't stop them from arresting her.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Shelbyville woman has been arrested after police said she was drunk and stole a vehicle from an Uber driver.
According to an arrest report, the incident occurred just after 3:30 a.m. Sunday.
The driver of the Uber, who did not want to be identified, said she was picking up passengers from Play in Butchertown. When she arrived, she noticed one of the people she was supposed to be picking up was drunk. That's when she got out of her car to help that passenger get in. When she did, she said Heather Hobson hopped in the driver's seat and took off.
The driver, along with officers, then tracked the Jeep using the Uber app. Officers caught up and 21-year-old Heather Hobson, who was the suspect police said stole the Jeep.
Police said she had vomit on her shirt.
She allegedly admitted to officers that the vehicle didn't belong to her, but she took it anyway because she was, "just trying to get home safely." Police said she repeatedly told officers that she was sorry, that she'd been drinking and that she'd had too much to drive.
She also had no driver's license, according to the arrest report.
Police said there was another person in the front seat, who was a passenger.
Hobson was arrested and charged with theft by unlawful taking, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs and driving without an operator's license.
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