Austin Local News
Ride-share Company Gets Councilwoman's Support
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After accusations arose that a Ride Austin Driver who passed all the required background checks had sexually assaulted a passenger, Austin Councilmember Ann Kitchen stands by the nonprofit rideshare.
"It's a really, really unfortunate circumstance," said Kitchen. "This is an example of a company taking immediate action and suspending that driver."
Kitchen says the council helped mandate fingerprinting background checks to reduce the amount of risk it would put on residents, but laments council cannot eliminate all of it.