Traffic stop: What happens when airport police pulls over an UberX driver

This is from my story in Saturday’s newspaper …

Jessica Harris, 25, of Los Angeles said she was not aware there might be a problem when she ordered a Honda Accord recently through UberX.

“Literally, five minutes after we leave the airport we get pulled over by a police officer,” Harris said. “I was a little confused and a little nervous. I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, did I do something wrong?’ He pulled me out of the car and he explained to me the problem. He said, ‘Don’t worry you’re not in trouble.’ He said, ‘You can call another car or I can call a cab for you.’ ”

She said her driver did not want to admit he was dispatched by UberX, but she felt she had no choice but to tell the truth to the officer. “He was like, ‘What service did you order this car from?’ ” she said. “I felt horrible. I felt so bad.”

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