The Civil Police of Amap identified and fined, last Friday (7), an application driver for the crime of injury. Through messages on WhatsApp, the 29-year-old man cursed a passenger who offered R $ 4 reais for a ride in the center of Macap through the inDriver app. In addition to swearing, the driver said to the victim that she wanted a husband to beat her. The information is from a report on the website Uol Tilt published on Monday (10).
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The case occurred in December 2019, after the driver was dissatisfied with the proposal received. InDriver, an application used at the time, allows the passenger to suggest a value for the race. The driver can accept, reject or make a counter offer. In note to TechTudo, inDriver has declared that it repudiates the violence and that it has taken all possible steps to disable the driver's account after being informed of the case.
Driver of the inDriver application assessed for cursing a passenger; he was dissatisfied with the price offered by the race Photo: Helito Beggiora / TechTudo
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The identity of the case was not disclosed by the police. However, according to the delegate of the 6 Civil Police Precinct Leandro Leite, the driver assumed responsibility for the crime. The case became an insult because the insults took place between the criminal and the victim, a 37-year-old computer teacher. There was no presence of third parties, a factor that could characterize defamation.
In testimony, the driver alleged that he offended the client because he was pressured to reach the location. If convicted, he could face a sentence of one to six months in prison, in addition to paying a fine and complying with alternative measures. The man and the victim await an audience in Justice.
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As the victim reported to the Uol, the race comprised the stretch between a bank branch on Avenida Cndido Mendes to the Secretary of State for Education (Seed), located on Avenida FAB, center of the Amapá capital. The route totaled just over a kilometer, and the value offered was that suggested by the transport app itself.
The driver accepted the race. Still according to the victim, she waited for the driver at the starting point for 20 minutes, when she decided to call to find out the reason for the delay. The teacher, who preferred to preserve her identity, said she received the offensive messages after the call ended.
Excerpt from the conversation between the driver and the victim Photo: Reproduction / Uol Tilt
"After the call, when I pick up the phone, I see his messages cursing me on WhatsApp. I was scared by the cursing and I didn't run the race anymore. I called another driver and had no problems. Right after my appointments at the destination where I intended go, I took his name and phone number at the police station ", the victim told the Uol.
In the dialogues, the man says that he decided to accept the race to "speak some truths" fleetingly. Furthermore, he shows no fear when the client threatens to report him to the police. To Uol, the driver admitted that he "went overboard" and said he regretted the conduct.
"I was finishing a race from another application. In that, she called me twice. The passenger who was with me in the other race gave me a high score and I had to run after change, which caused the delay. This teacher kept calling me and I sent some truths to WhatsApp right away. I extrapolated, but I was stressed and my head was hot. I even apologized, "he said.
"At inDriver, we take any type of situation that compromises the tranquility of trips made through the application with absolute seriousness. From the moment we receive this report, we activate the internal preventive measures and disable the account of the designated driver. InDriver is in communication with the passenger and offers full support. We reiterate our intolerance to violence and our willingness to collaborate with the authorities and society in general to move forward as necessary. "
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