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Apparently The Guy Who Mollywhopped His Uber Driver Was A Taco Bell Exec.

(NEWSER) – Former Taco Bell executive Benjamin Golden has been barred from ever using Uber again, but that could be the least of his problems. The 32-year-old, who was fired after video of him allegedly assaulting an Uber driver went viral, now faces charges of assault and battery, assault on public transportation property, and battery on a public transit employee with injury, reports CNBC. He was charged with misdemeanor assault and public intoxication after the incident on Friday in Costa Mesa, Calif., and prosecutors in Orange County say the video taken by driver Edward Caban helped them decide that the new charges could be proven beyond a reasonable doubt. An Uber spokeswoman says Golden—who can be seen in the video slapping and punching Caban after the driver decides Golden is too drunk to give directions and asks him to leave the car—has been permanently barred from the service, the Los Angeles Times reports. Golden, who could face up to a year in prison and a fine of up to $20,000, will be arraigned Nov. 17, reports the OC Register. CNBC reports that Golden spent a few days in jail in Kentucky in 2012 after pleading guilty to operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.

(NEWSER) – Former Taco Bell executive Benjamin Golden has been barred from ever using Uber again, but that could be the least of his problems. The 32-year-old, who was fired after video of him allegedly assaulting an Uber driver went viral, now faces charges of assault and battery, assault on public transportation property, and battery on a public transit employee with injury, reports CNBC. He was charged with misdemeanor assault and public intoxication after the incident on Friday in Costa Mesa, Calif., and prosecutors in Orange County say the video taken by driver Edward Caban helped them decide that the new charges could be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
An Uber spokeswoman says Golden—who can be seen in the video slapping and punching Caban after the driver decides Golden is too drunk to give directions and asks him to leave the car—has been permanently barred from the service, the Los Angeles Times reports. Golden, who could face up to a year in prison and a fine of up to $20,000, will be arraigned Nov. 17, reports the OC Register. CNBC reports that Golden spent a few days in jail in Kentucky in 2012 after pleading guilty to operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.

Well this makes me hate the Uber driver even more. When you hear executive you think some suit and tie who takes Lincoln town cars all over the place drinking premium liquors. Not Benjamin Golden. Dude’s just an average time taking shots of tequila getting blasted and taking ubers like regular people minus the whole being an executive of a well established, delicious fast food taco chain. Plus he ain’t like some old dude either. Just a regular bro who’s strong enough to whoop your ass form the back seat and walk away from getting maced after. I said it last time and ill say it again, It was a bad move on the Uber drivers part. You’re suppose to drive around drunk assholes, that’s the point of Uber. Guy did the responsible thing and not drink and drive, but instead you maced his drunk ass and just turned down service to a millionaire probably.

Uber Driver Not Pleased With His Drunk Passenger, Also Not Pleased When His Passenger Smacks And Punches Him From The Back Seat.

LINK TO VIDEO HERE

LINK TO VIDEO HERE

Now no one obviously wants to deal with a bully. Sure it sucks that you got your brain rattled by a punch to the side of the head and got your hair nearly ripped from your skull. It sucks. But what also sucks is being so drunk you cant sit up straight and then getting abandoned in the middle of no where when all you want to do is get home and eat left over pizza or to a chicks place so you can try to finger her long enough till your dick wears off the booze. That REALLY sucks. I mean not like this is the best Uber driver ever either where he doesn’t deserve this kind of thing. Fucking doing tokyo drift moves on that u-turn and cant drive to fucking Park Newport. Thats all he needed to go is Park Newport. And no music bumping through the aux cord? I dont know how uber driver ratings work because we drive our selves here but id give him the equivalent to an F.

Also I gotta imagine this should be a good thing for the Uber driver right? Guys not giving you clear directions because he’s hammered so you just let the tab run into the billions and at the end of the trip tell him you charged him a million dollars because he kept saying go east instead of west or something. Like I think that was the whole platform for uber is keep drunk people from driving and charging them hundreds because they can’t speak right. Its a pretty good platform until you end up having to mace someone I guess.

If You End Up Driving Through The Driving School Building During Your Road Exam, You’re Probably Not Ready For The Road

A student driver in Washington state learned the subtle difference between the gas pedal and the brake on Friday when she crashed into a driving school. Authorities in Bellevue snapped a quick photo of the scene. No injuries were reported in the incident. Police responded to reports of a car that crashed into a building around 8:30 a.m. "Unfortunately, that student mistook the gas pedal for the brake, sending the car into the building," Seth Tyler of the Bellevue Police told KOMO. Police said the student is a woman in her 20s who is new to the country. She was approaching the end of the test when the accident happened. "She was doing great up until that very last part ... [and she] did drive through a plate glass window, so that was a fail on the test," Tyler noted.

Huffington Post– A student driver in Washington state learned the subtle difference between the gas pedal and the brake on Friday when she crashed into a driving school.
Authorities in Bellevue snapped a quick photo of the scene. No injuries were reported in the incident.
Police responded to reports of a car that crashed into a building around 8:30 a.m.
“Unfortunately, that student mistook the gas pedal for the brake, sending the car into the building,” Seth Tyler of the Bellevue Police told KOMO.
Police said the student is a woman in her 20s who is new to the country. She was approaching the end of the test when the accident happened.
“She was doing great up until that very last part … [and she] did drive through a plate glass window, so that was a fail on the test,” Tyler noted.

Well that could’ve gone better huh? I can’t even comprehend how that happens. I mean first off this was at the end of the test. She did fine for the entire 10 minutes driving, not running anyone over or plowing through any buildings. But I guess some people can’t over come the 4th quarter pressure when you’re down to the final 2 minute drive and fumble everything horribly wrong. You think it was the pressure of 4 free wide open parking spots? Was she distracted by the Shasta vending machine which I’ve never seen before and thought the company died in 98? Must’ve been the complexity of the 40 thousand dollar European luxury sport sedan known for its technology to improve safety and ease of driving. Either way, she’s not ready for the road and should probably stick with Uber for now.

P.s- My dirty little secret is i actually failed my first driving test. It was such a bullshit reason. It was at the DMV in Oakland park. It was basically entrapment. Guy wanted me to fail. I never told anyone about it, but it eats away at me sometimes when I think about the DMV.

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The whole time the exam dude was giving me the look like “is he gonna fail it? I bet he’s gonna fail it” but i had no idea so i just did my thing, everything went smoothly. Nailed the 3 point turn. They don’t make you parallel park or anything. But as I turn to go up that road with the median, he’s looking over at me being all coy and shit. See what that fuck didn’t tell me was that one lane was actually 2 lanes even though there’s no dotted line or arrows to even kinda let you know its 2 lanes to turn in 2 directions. I thought it was one. Right as i turn i hear him go “Ohhh yea im sorry i can’t let you pass this exam… You see buddy, that was actually two lanes and you were driving in the middle the entire time” and he said it was a fucking smile on his face. I didn’t even bother arguing it with the guy that there was no lines indicating that it was two lanes or anywhere that said it was two because i was so taken aback by how much this guy wanted to trick me into failing. They start off all buddy buddy with you and the next thing you know they’re smiling like the devil failing and emasculating you by denying you’re drivers license.  I think i told all my friends i nailed it in one shot but the truth burns inside me to the point where I hope the DMV instructor dies.