Woman escapes frightening ‘ride sharing’ ordeal

A woman tried to get the attention of other drivers as she was allegedly held against her will and driven across Brisbane.

Police say the 25-year-old was picked up by a ‘ride-sharing service’ from a bar in Fortitude Valley around 11pm on Saturday.

It’s alleged the driver, a 45-year-old man, refused to pull over, instead driving for more than an hour across Brisbane and New Farm.


“The driver is then alleged to have continued to south Brisbane via the Clem 7 Tunnel, driving in a concerning manner,” Police said.

“The victim attempted to get the attention of passing motorists, opening her door in an effort to get the driver to stop before he pulled over on the M1 and the woman called police.”

The Logan man has been charged with deprivation of liberty and is expected to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on September 5.