London Uber driver ordered to pay almost £2,000 for refusing to take guide dog

A Transport for London licensed private hire driver working on the Uber platform has been ordered to pay almost £2,000 for refusing to take a guide dog.

The case was brought to court after Colin Perreira was refused access to his Uber ride because he had his guide dog, Sid, with him to assist.

The incident was recorded by Colin, which he has released via social media post court sentencing, and clearly shows the driver of the private hire vehicle refusing to allow him to enter the vehicle with Sid.

Colin took to social media to announce the court result, confirming the offender received a fine of £850 and was also ordered to pay court costs of £788 to Transport for London who took the case to the judge, plus a victim surcharge of £85.

The complete amount payable, totalled £1,723, which is expected to be paid within 28 days.

Colin said: "This was a fantastic and just result for myself. These incidents are horrible to deal with emotionally when you know you are being discriminated against. I would like to thank @TfL for their support in bringing the driver to justice."

Image credit: Twitter - @Blind_Tudor

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