Woman says her Lyft driver had mental breakdown while driving

SACRAMENTO, California (WABC) -- A rider in California is telling the story of her terrifying Lyft ride.

She says she was scared for her life when her driver had a mental breakdown behind the wheel.

Christie Gomez says while on the freeway - the driver took his hands off the wheel and started swerving.

She says he was screaming "I can't do this anymore!"

Gomez convinced him to pull over to a nearby mall so she could use the bathroom.

That's when she ran away and called police.

Officers say when they arrived the driver locked himself in a gas station bathroom and tried to bite them.

He was taken into custody and is undergoing a psychiatric evaluation.

Lyft says they've since deactivated his account.

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