Uber driver turns away seeing-eye dog
(WSMV) A Tennessee Uber driver has been suspended after police say she refused to give a ride to a man and his service dog.
Thomas Jones said he called an Uber to pick him up from the grocery store on Sunday.
As usual, he had his guide dog Blake with him.
"He helps me around class. He helps me around campus," Jones said.
Jones has retinitis pigmentosa, and has lost all sight in his right eye. Blake helps him get around.
Jones said as he was about to get in the car, the driver asked him a question.
"She asked me if I was going to put him in a cage," Jones said.
Jones said he explained Blake was his service guide dog, but the driver said she couldn't have dogs in her car. She then canceled the ride and left.
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