Cops: Uber driver jumps out of car in NW Georgia to escape kidnapper; suspect caught

The Uber driver told police  she was forced to jump from her moving car in Whitfield County.

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The Uber driver told police she was forced to jump from her moving car in Whitfield County.

A man was arrested in Florida on Monday after he allegedly kidnapped an Uber driver at knifepoint in Tennessee and forced her to drive to Georgia, leading to a multistate investigation.

The Uber driver told police in Whitfield County she was forced to jump from her moving car after she was abducted by Christopher Chadwick Miller, according to WTVC-TV in Chattanooga.

Miller, 51, was taken into custody by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office in Florida in connection with the incident, according to jail records.

Cohutta police said the driver had picked up Miller once before the alleged kidnapping, WTVC reported. On May 5, the woman picked him up from a location in Nashville, Tennessee, after his truck broke down and drove him to Cleveland, Tennessee, about three hours away, according to the news station.

The driver told investigators that Miller asked her to pick him up again four days later so he could get his truck, the news station reported.

That trip quickly took a frightening turn.

According to reports, Miller told the driver he knew a “different way” that had less traffic. He began leading her down roads in northwest Georgia, WTVC reported.

At some point, Miller is accused of pulling out a knife and hitting the driver in the ribs.

As the pair drove through Cohutta, the woman jumped from the moving car, according to a GoFundMe page. The vehicle, which was moving at about 60 mph, ran over the woman's leg as she leapt, the post said. She also lost three front teeth when her head slammed into the pavement, the page said.

Investigators said Miller drove off in the woman’s car. The stolen vehicle was found in Cleveland, according to WTVC.

It is not clear how Miller was located, but authorities said he had guns in his possession when he was arrested, the news station reported. Miller faces extradition to Georgia, where he is charged with kidnapping.

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