Police: Observant Uber driver leads to sodomy arrest in Huntsville

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Police say an observant Uber driver who thought a young girl may be in trouble led to a sodomy arrest.

They say the driver noticed something "not right" with one of his clients, a young female between the ages of 12 and 16. The driver dropped the victim off at the intended address, noting specifically that the offender was not with her, then called police.

Police say they interviewed the driver, then found the victim and accused offender at an address.

The preliminary investigation yielded the arrest of William Park Winston, who was booked into the Madison County Jail late Wednesday night on a second degree sodomy charge. He has no bond set.

Huntsville police say the uber driver played an important role Wednesday night.

"We rely on all eyes and ears in this community and that even includes someone like an uber driver who was vigilant, paying attention to details in this situation. Had a little bit of a human intuition and instinct to say something was wrong here and jumped into action and called us," says Lt. Michael Johnson.

A spokesperson from Uber released a statement to WHNT News 19. "We applaud this driver's quick judgement to call police when she noticed suspicious behavior, and we thank her for her service to the community." -Uber Spokesperson

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