A drunk student who put the wrong postcode in his Uber app after a night out dosed off and woke up 250 miles away – with a £1,300 bill.
The uni student, who wished not to be named, realised his mistake after waking up in a taxi in Norwich – five hours away from his home in Newcastle.
He’d hoped to get straight to bed after a boozy night in Newcastle, but he drunkenly put an NR3 postcode instead of NE1 in his Uber app.
The long journey – most of which he spent sleeping – ended up costing him a staggering £1,307.64.
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To add to the student's misery, he missed his morning classes the next day.
And to make matters even worse, he was slapped with a fine after he was caught without a ticket on his train back north.
Fortunately for the student, he claims the driver "let him off" after realising his drunken mistake.
Speaking to student website the Tab, he said: "When I woke up, I literally thought it was a dream. Surely I hadn't done this.
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"Luckily the driver understood and let me off as he worked out it was a very drunken mistake and I didn't mean to fall asleep.
"My friends helped me by advising me to sober up and get on the next train back to Newcastle."
Despite all of this, the student still gave the cabbie a five star rating for his troubles.
This is not the first time a drunken reveller has ended up miles away from home after giving the taxi driver the wrong postcode.
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Just last year a lad woke up 100 miles from home, surrounded by sheep, after falling asleep in an Uber taxi.
Joseph Fergie, 20, had been out drinking and clubbing at ATIK nightclub in Edinburgh on Friday, when he attempted to order a taxi to his home in nearby Leith.
But hours later driver woke the call centre worker up around 8.30am to tell him he had arrived and the bill was £400.
Rather than in his bed in the Edinburgh suburb, he was in Kirkcudbright, a backwater of Dumfries and Galloway – more than 100 miles away from destination.
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