Convicted Murderer on Parole Arrested at Airport, Acting as Private Chauffeur

This story started out as a simple tip that Nashville has been cracking down on unlicensed transportation companies operating at the airport this week, as well as taking control back of the ride-share lot, which had become a wild-west of it’s own… and then it became so much more, as we realized that was only the outer layer of what was happening with a particular transportation company – and we still don’t have all of the answers. We are waiting responses from the TLC and TDOC, and will update as…

Nashville Lyft Driver Has Meltdown over Gay Pride; Says Lyft Will Not Use Him to “Spread the Gay Agenda”

Earlier this week, Lyft announced that it’s Amp light will display rainbow colors for a period of time to celebrate LGBT Pride Month celebrations in each city it operates. Nashville Lyft drivers will see their Amp show rainbow colors June 23 – 25, to coincide with Nashville Pride. A Nashville driver says he will not be use to “spread the gay agenda” of Lyft. Nashville Lyft Driver Brian Ward is having no part in the celebration of equality and acceptance of others, and refuses to use it during Pride weekend,…

Uber Driver Braxton Churchwell Photos Drunk, Passed Out, Passengers, Posts to Social Media

In this morning’s mailbox (tips@eastnashville.news or here) – a quick post that reminds us that ride-share services, such as Lyft & Uber, can be both blessings and a curse. Uber driver Braxton Churchwell claims to have received a ping to downtown, which he was six miles from. Upon arrival to their Broadway location, he allegedly finds this is part of his bachelorette party that requested a ride, a few blocks away from their destination, the Omni. What did Braxton do? It would appear he thought it proper to take photos…

Nashville Uber/Lyft Drivers Refuse Fast Food Stops

Previously, we’ve told you about the Uber Driver who refused to stop at Krystal’s for a rider, UberEATS drivers that keep food for themselves, and a Lyft Driver who ABANDONED their passenger for not buying him pizza during a fast food stop. It’s been a year since those stories, so we wondered if things had changed. Were drivers still denying passengers stops for food? We know that both ride-share companies tell their passengers that these stops are perfectly normal, and they even compensate the drivers for the time spent waiting…

Mike Schonenberger: Friends Don’t Let Friends Ride With Strangers

Mike Schonenberger grew up like many of us. Mike had a dream. Mike wanted to drive for Uber & Lyft when he grew up, so he could be his own boss. It turns out Mike has a few problems. Mike liked to smoke weed. Mike got arrested more than once because of his weed. Mike carried an illegal firearm and got caught with it. Mike drove on a suspended license and got caught by the police. Mike altered his temporary tags and got caught by the police. Mike assaulted someone…

Postmates, Bring me a Bong? Sure, gimme an hour!

Postmates really WILL deliver anything to East Nasvhille! In fact, if you get the right Postmate (luck of the draw) you can get just about -anything- delivered. Sometimes when you get that siren of a new order, you look down to see this: …and well, there’s no other option other than to respond with this, because they really got the luck of the draw: Granted, not every Postmate would know how to act in a shop or even be comfortable making the purchase – for tobacco, of course!  Since any…