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Ride-Share Driver Charged With Kidnapping 19-Year-Old Passenger

BOURNE (CBS) – A ride-share driver is accused of kidnapping a female passenger on Friday. State Police say the driver, 46-year-old My Mhamedi-Alaoui, of Quincy, picked up a 19-year-old passenger and would not stop at her planned destination.

Instead, police say he continued driving on Route 6 despite being asked to stop multiple times. After driving over the Bourne Bridge, the passenger was able to escape when the car slowed for traffic.

She reported the incident in-person at the State Police barracks in Bourne. Troopers located the suspect at a nearby shopping plaza.

An Uber spokesman released a statement following Mhamedi-Alaoui's arrest.

What's been reported by the rider is terrifying. We removed this driver's access to the Uber platform as soon as it was reported to us and are assisting law enforcement with their investigation.

Mhamedi-Alaoui was arraigned Tuesday morning in Falmouth District Court on one count of kidnapping. Bail was set at $500 with an order to stay away from the alleged victim.

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