DENVER (AP) — Colorado has fined the ride-hailing service Lyft more than $224,000 to settle claims it let a driver with a disqualifying felony record convey passengers for more than a year.
The Denver Post reports that the Public Utilities Commission cut an original fine of nearly $449,000 after Lyft admitted the violation in December.
Denver’s KCNC-TV first reported that Lyft driver Danny Gillette had a robbery and prison escape on his criminal record. Both felonies disqualified him from Lyft driving.
Gillette drove with Lyft from 2016 until 2017, when the company discovered his record.
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Colorado regulators issued an $8.9 million fine against Lyft rival Uber’s parent company in November for allowing employees with serious criminal or motor vehicle offenses to work as drivers.