Madison Lyft driver arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting passenger

MADISON (WKOW) — A Lyft driver is in jail and has been removed for the ride service platform after allegedly sexually assaulting a woman early Friday morning on Madison’s east side.

Officers arrested Jeremy D. Foley, 24, for second-degree sexual assault of a person under the influence, according to a Madison Police Department incident report.

Police say the woman used Lyft to get a ride home from an East Washington Avenue address.

Foley allegedly stopped short of his passenger’s home, locked the doors and told her to perform a sex act on him, police said.

The woman felt like she had no choice. Afterward, the driver dropped the woman off at her home.

Madison police were dispatched at 1:15 a.m. and arrested Foley later.

Lyft provided a statement when asked for reaction to the arrest.

“Safety is fundamental to Lyft. The behavior described is terrifying, and the driver’s access to Lyft has been permanently removed. We have reached out to the rider to extend our support. We stand ready to assist authorities and will continue to help in every way we can,” the company wrote in the statement.

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