An Uber driver in Florida pleaded guilty on Tuesday to DUI charges after a crash involving a woman in his car.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement said 25-year-old Brandon T. Brown was driving a BMW 7 Series when the woman in the passenger seat of his vehicle crashed into his vehicle.
The crash happened on May 5.
In court, Brown told the judge he “took excessive risks” while driving the car.
“I am truly sorry for the accident that occurred on the night of May 5, 2017.
I am truly remorseful for the impact that I had on this passenger, the young woman who was in the car at the time,” he said.
“My fault was that I did not act more carefully and more professionally than I would have been under the circumstances,” Brown said.
Brown is scheduled to be sentenced on February 27.
The court documents say Brown was arrested for DUI at his home on May 6.
The charges were dismissed when the prosecutor determined that there was not enough evidence to proceed to trial.
Prosecutors did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Uber drivers across the country have been facing increased scrutiny as a result of recent driver safety incidents, including the death of an Uber driver who was riding with a passenger in a car while texting.
Uber has also been facing a slew of lawsuits alleging drivers are not treated fairly.
In February, the company announced it was launching an initiative that will give Uber drivers a $50,000 incentive for each driver that is involved in a fatal accident.