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Uber driver charged with kidnapping New York woman

Authorities say a New York City Uber driver kidnapped a woman who fell asleep in his vehicle, groped her then left her on the side of a highway in Connecticut.

Posted: Oct. 17, 2018 9:49 AM

NEW YORK (AP) - Authorities say a New York City Uber driver kidnapped a woman who fell asleep in his vehicle, groped her then left her on the side of a highway in Connecticut.

Federal prosecutors announced the kidnapping charges Tuesday against Harbir Parmar. It wasn't immediately clear whether he has an attorney.

The FBI says Parmar picked the woman up in Manhattan on Feb. 21 for a ride to White Plains, New York. Prosecutors say that after she fell asleep, Parmar changed her destination to Massachusetts.

The FBI says the woman awoke to find Parmar touching her breast.

The complaint says Parmar left the woman on the side of Interstate 95 in Branford, Connecticut, an hour's drive from her home.

Uber called the event "horrible" and said Parmar has been banned from driving.

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