After his snooze, the bill came rolling in: a grand total of $1,635.93!
People are not supposed to drink and drive. "Why did you agree to take me to New Jersey from West Virginia?" he recalled asking. When they did get back to New Jersey, Bachman went to a CVS in Sewell and got cash back to give him money for tolls on the way back.
NJ.com did the math on the cost of his Uber ride. Still, it would have been just $819.14 - if not for the surge pricing, which doubled every charge except the booking fee.
Bachman fell asleep during the ride and didn't realize his mistake until hours later. That's probably what led to Bachman just deciding to pay the fare.
Bachman spread out for sure, passing out shortly after he got into the vehicle. We've covered Uber stories like this one featuring an $18,000 charge ; typically those can be challenged and removed.
Bachman originally complained to Uber, but Uber said there was nothing they could do and that this was in full compliance with Uber's Terms of Service.
"Blacked out in an Uber and woke up to a $1,600 dent in my pocket", Bachman wrote in the petition, setting the goal at exactly $1635.
It wasn't clear if Bachman meant to give the driver the address of where he was staying at WVU or really wanted to go back to Jersey.
Bachman's reaction to having taken a very expensive and very long Uber ride was just disbelief at the whole thing.
Bachman said, "I was just shocked".
Obviously, this accidental life choice has made Kenneth quite the hero of the drunken regrets world, and speaking on the matter he said simply, "I was just like... that's insane!".