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So after a very long night, at about 2am, I picked up a client from a bar. He definitely seemed to have had a few drinks and asked me to take him home. As we were driving, his phone fell from his hand and it went in between my seats. It was clear that he had knocked out. Meanwhile, there were police vehicles driving by with their sirens on; however, the client did not show any signs of waking up at all. I was surprised since these sirens were quite loud. I was like, oh well, he's probably taking a short nap and will wake up towards the end of the trip. I arrived at his destination but he showed no signs of waking up. I did not want to touch him but told him that we had arrived. Nope! Still not enough! After calling his name a few times and telling him that we have arrived, he did not respond at all. I had no choice but to call 911. After the parademics arrived, they were surprised that I made a call for such a "small" problem. Even they, could not wake him up so easily. After putting some force towards his shoulders, he eventually woke up and did not know where he was. He was slurring and was not in good shape at all. They were about to take him into the er but then he immediately sobered up. There goes my night. o_O

Any thoughts? Did I handle it correctly?
 

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Yes!! Cuz he may have been suffering from very very low blood sugar........when someone with extremely low blood sugar...they act like very drunk...or not with it and have no idea what is going on......you did exactly the right thing congrats not many people are aware that people with very low blood sugar act like they are wasted.....and could possibly die....bravo *standing and clapping* I know this cuz I am insulin dependent diabetic.........no-one knows for sure best thing to do is call 911 explain you have someone passed out and they may need medical help please send someone to check out
 

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At 2 AM, go figure. It's your choice to work drama hours. No sympathy for you. Those are amateur hours.
It is dangerous at night but night time does have the advantage of less traffic, less interaction with pedestrians and other vehicles on the road. So, you can't really make a statement like this. Each driver has his own preferences.
 

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It is dangerous at night but night time does have the advantage of less traffic, less interaction with pedestrians and other vehicles on the road. So, you can't really make a statement like this. Each driver has his own preferences.
And also, some of us have no choice because of child care and husband working second shift. Not sure anyone asked for that person's sympathy anyway!
 

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So after a very long night, at about 2am, I picked up a client from a bar. He definitely seemed to have had a few drinks and asked me to take him home. As we were driving, his phone fell from his hand and it went in between my seats. It was clear that he had knocked out. Meanwhile, there were police vehicles driving by with their sirens on; however, the client did not show any signs of waking up at all. I was surprised since these sirens were quite loud. I was like, oh well, he's probably taking a short nap and will wake up towards the end of the trip. I arrived at his destination but he showed no signs of waking up. I did not want to touch him but told him that we had arrived. Nope! Still not enough! After calling his name a few times and telling him that we have arrived, he did not respond at all. I had no choice but to call 911. After the parademics arrived, they were surprised that I made a call for such a "small" problem. Even they, could not wake him up so easily. After putting some force towards his shoulders, he eventually woke up and did not know where he was. He was slurring and was not in good shape at all. They were about to take him into the er but then he immediately sobered up. There goes my night. o_O

Any thoughts? Did I handle it correctly?
Yes you absolutely did the right thing. I had this same experience a few months ago, expcept I gave him a few slaps before calling 911. When he didn't respond it was time for the paramedics. When the paramedics couldn't wake him he was taken to the ER, next morning I looked at the trip and he tipped. I was surprised to see the tip, figured he'd be pissed.
 

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Yes you absolutely did the right thing. I had this same experience a few months ago, expcept I gave him a few slaps before calling 911. When he didn't respond it was time for the paramedics. When the paramedics couldn't wake him he was taken to the ER, next morning I looked at the trip and he tipped. I was surprised to see the tip, figured he'd be pissed.
Did you report what had happened to über? Should I email?
 

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Since it was a guy, no you did the wrong thing. Girl maybe. I understand not touching a passed out chick, but guys r another story imo.

Wasting yours and the paramedics time.
 

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If it was Lyft you should have tipped yourself $1000.

Since it was a guy, no you did the wrong thing. Girl maybe. I understand not touching a passed out chick, but guys r another story imo.

Wasting yours and the paramedics time.
Silly comment. OP is no paramedic, the guy might have been in cardiac arrest for all he knew. The name of the game is Cover Your Ass and if you don't play it right you'll get very poor very quick.

Having said that, I think anyone who drives at 2am is asking for trouble. I won't drive after dark and certainly not after 8pm.
 

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You probably did the right thing but I agree with the others...I call my shift at dark...I'll get them to the diner or bars...the rest of you can go pick them up and deal with these kinds of things later on in the night...
 

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At least you didn't do what some friends and I did to another friend (?) back in college. We were slightly inebriated returning from a party. This guy passed out in the car and we weren't up for carrying him to his room. So, we stripped him naked and left him on the lawn of the dorm. We decided he deserved it since he was kind of a butt.
 

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So after a very long night, at about 2am, I picked up a client from a bar. He definitely seemed to have had a few drinks and asked me to take him home. As we were driving, his phone fell from his hand and it went in between my seats. It was clear that he had knocked out. Meanwhile, there were police vehicles driving by with their sirens on; however, the client did not show any signs of waking up at all. I was surprised since these sirens were quite loud. I was like, oh well, he's probably taking a short nap and will wake up towards the end of the trip. I arrived at his destination but he showed no signs of waking up. I did not want to touch him but told him that we had arrived. Nope! Still not enough! After calling his name a few times and telling him that we have arrived, he did not respond at all. I had no choice but to call 911. After the parademics arrived, they were surprised that I made a call for such a "small" problem. Even they, could not wake him up so easily. After putting some force towards his shoulders, he eventually woke up and did not know where he was. He was slurring and was not in good shape at all. They were about to take him into the er but then he immediately sobered up. There goes my night. o_O

Any thoughts? Did I handle it correctly?
as it's a dude, i think you should have pushed him back and forth till he woke up. I mean, he's can't accuse you of "sexual assault" obviously. But if it was a female passenger, I'd never touch her. best to just call the police then. even if it's a male passenger, you should hold the phone in one hand and record it, and push his shoulder with the other, just in case. but calling 911 was a bit overkill.
 
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