Saturday June 25, 2016

Austin Conducting Sting Operations Against Ride-Sharing Drivers

Arcade City is a ride-sharing service that rose from the ashes of Uber and Lyft, but the city has determined that it is violating regulations. In response, undercover cops are posing as riders and impounding drivers’ vehicles.

آ…the city is cracking down on another ride-sharing service. This time, city officials said 'Arcade City' is not following ordinances. The service came into play after Austin voted 'No' to Proposition 1, and Uber and Lyft left town. Undercover detectives performed a sting operation Friday night: including one on Nueces and 3rd Street. There, they ticketed and impounded the cars of four Arcade City drivers. Most of the drivers used to work for Uber or Lyft. "When they left, I had no source of income, period," Cheri Hawes said. "'Arcade City' came in and thank God they did, because that was really what supplemented my income. That's how I take care of my family."