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Local woman claims she was raped by Lyft driver

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SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8/CNS) - A woman called police Thursday and reported being raped by a Lyft driver who was giving her a ride through the ride-sharing app from Pacific Beach to Carlsbad, police said.
   
The woman called police just before 5 a.m. from a Chevron gas station at Rancho Bernardo Road and Bernardo Center Drive, where she said the Lyft driver dropped her off after he raped her, San Diego police officer Tony Martinez said.
   
The woman, who is in her 20s, was heavily intoxicated and unable to give many details, including where the assault occurred, Martinez said.
   
She described the driver as a white man in his 30s driving a white Toyota Prius, Martinez said.

Lyft Communications Representative, Scott Coriell, provided the following statement:

"What is being described here is horrifying. Our concern is with the victim of this attack. At this time, we are unable to identify a Lyft ride matching the time and location information provided. We have reached out to law enforcement for additional information and stand ready to assist in their investigation."
   

Ride-sharing apps like Lyft and Uber track which drivers pick up which customers, and Martinez said police should be able to use that function to identify the driver and track him down for questioning.

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