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“Dude, can you stop?” Lyft driver refuses to let passenger out of car

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WASHINGTON – A woman says she wants to press charges against a Lyft driver who took her on a wild ride.

Desiree Taylor says she and a friend arranged for a Lyft driver to pick them up in downtown Washington, D.C.

When they were picked up, they asked for the drop-off location to be changed.

“We were just re-routing him, so he would still make it to my destination, and drop my friend off along the way,” Taylor told WJLA.

When the driver allegedly refused to change the route, Taylor says her friend got out, even though she had already paid for the ride.

“We’re going to write a bad review on you, and that’s when he got upset,” she said.

At that point, she says he hit the gas.

“My door was open the entire time. He made a violent U-turn and went the opposite direction of my house,” she said.

Taylor recorded the incident and jumped out of the car when the driver stopped at a stop sign.

She called 911, but police said nothing that he did appeared to be criminal in nature.

A Lyft representative apologized, saying he is no longer with the company.