Police in Portsmouth, New Hampshire recently pulled over a Grandmother and cited her…for being an Uber driver.
According to Sea Coast Online:
“Stephanie Franz is a 63-year-old grandmother, a school bus driver and likely the first person to be cited for working as an Uber driver in Portsmouth.
Franz said she’s regularly drug tested, fingerprinted and her background is checked for her daytime bus-driving job and that she’s certified to perform CPR in the event of a passenger emergency. A Deerfield resident, she goes to church in Portsmouth and after a divorce, decided she didn’t like “sitting at home in the evening,” so she became an Uber driver.
“I love it,” Franz said. “It gets me out and I’ve talked to people from all over the world.”
Franz said she was driving for Uber at about 12:30 a.m. on Saturday when she picked up two women at the Portsmouth Brewery. They had booked a ride with her through the Uber app. Shortly after, she said, she was pulled over by police officers in two cruisers “with blue lights all over the place.” She said her two passengers were ordered by police to get out of her car and “they had no other ride.”
Franz was cited for violating the city’s transportation ordinance and said she has a Dec. 7 court date. The potential fine is $500, with $1,000 fines for subsequent infractions.”