Uber rider: Denver police officer pulled over driver, called service illegal

Uber taxi service graphic by MGNOnline

Uber taxi service graphic by MGNOnline

DENVER — A Denver police officer is under investigation after a passenger getting a ride to the airport from Uber wrote an online column about his experience Friday. The story went viral and the Denver Police Chief issued an apology Monday.

Companies like Uber are regulated by a new law passed in the Colorado Legislature earlier this year.

In the column on Geekwire.com, Dave Cook says his driver was pulled over by Denver police who told Cook that Uber is illegal in Colorado.

Cook did a quick search of the facts and discovered that was not the case at all.

There were some other strange twists in the story related by Cook. It went viral during the weekend.

It resulted in an apology from Denver Police Chief Robert White. “The Denver Police Department fully embraces Colorado State Law — including the new law regarding taxi services,” it says in part.

White also said in the apology that an investigation was being launched.