Boise wants Uber shut down, sales jump on New Year’s Eve

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

BOISE, Idaho - Uber drivers are crashing with city officials in Boise, Idaho.  The mayor is pumping the breaks on the ride-sharing service in the city and wants it shut down, but drivers are swerving it.

"Any drivers that are discovered to be charging under the auspices of Uber are under violation of city code and could be cited," said Boise City spokesperson, Mike Journee.

Uber's agreement with the city of Boise allowed Uber drivers to operate but not charge until negotiations were sealed.  The city issued a cease and desist order on New Year's Eve to Uber after the city found out drivers where charging for rides.

Apparently, nationwide Uber sales jumped by 500% on New Year's Eve.  Uber riders say its highway robbery, and posted their uber inflated receipts on social media.

One rider claims a 13-mile trip in Houston cost $247.50.  Well, Uber's website does say "get a ride that matches your style and budget."

No word yet if there will be many lane changes for Uber drivers in Houston.  In this case, conflict and controversy seem to ride along with Uber no matter what city it travels in.