Uber driver Yvonne Estrada pleaded guilty Monday to tampering with a vehicle’s vehicle bodywork and was fined $40,000.
Estrada, a Uber driver, was fined at a hearing at the Fairfax County Courthouse.
Uber is appealing the fine.EStrada pleaded no contest to tampering of vehicle body parts with a motor vehicle.
Uber, which said the car was damaged by a burglar, said the $40k fine is for damage caused to Estradas vehicle and the company is “disappointed with this outcome.”
The judge in the case was not able to set a trial date.
Uber had argued Estrades vehicle was tampered with and could have been used for criminal mischief.
The company is still appealing the $30,000 fine.
Uber’s general counsel, David Ewing, said in a statement that the company “remains committed to protecting our drivers, our riders and our communities.”
“This case is a testament to the extraordinary talent and hard work of the people who have worked tirelessly to improve the safety and convenience of our customers and drivers,” Ewing said.
Uber said it is working with the Fairfax county prosecutor to determine what additional charges will be filed against Estrader.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.