Uber drivers cited by Myrtle Beach police

Myrtle Beach police handed out their first citations Saturday night to Uber drivers operating within city limits.

Uber is a ride sharing company that city officials say isn't licensed to operate in the city. Officials said earlier that they planned to cite any Uber drivers they found operating in the city.

Three people were given two citations each for Operating without a Business License, which carries a fine of $1,092, and Operating Without a Valid Chauffeur License, which carries a fine of $262, according to Captain David Knipes with the Myrtle Beach Police Department. One person was written up on two different occasions.

Myrtle Beach police say they conducted an investigation into the company that led to the citations being issued but said they cannot go into specific investigative techniques since it is an ongoing investigation.

Taylor Bennet, a spokesperson for Uber, says the company will be covering the cost of the fines for its drivers no matter how many are issued.

Bennet says they plan to keep offering their services in Myrtle Beach and look forward to working with city officials.