Uber driver accused of being drunk while picking up passengers from bar

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas – An Uber driver was arrested on suspicion of DWI after picking up passengers from a Montgomery County bar early Thursday morning, according to deputies with the Montgomery County Precinct 5 Constable's Office.

Elizabeth Warren was arrested and charged with DWI, authorities said.

Deputies said they pulled over Warren's vehicle around 1:30 a.m. after she picked up three passengers from the Golden Retriever Pub on FM 1488.

"They (passengers) were making the right decision by calling Uber, (but) unfortunately, this lady showed up and she had been drinking herself," Constable Chris Jones said.

Warren's 2012 Volkswagen was seen drifting out of its lane multiple times and was also speeding, according to authorities.

Deputies said that, when she was pulled over, Warren identified herself and told deputies she was an Uber driver.

"She identified herself as an Uber driver saying she was picking up customers," Jones said.

A strong smell of alcohol was coming from Warren's breath, according to deputies, so they asked her to get out of the vehicle.

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