Alaric Spence. Photo via LAPD

Police Monday sought additional victims of a “brazen” Uber driver who allegedly carried an unconscious, possibly drunken woman from his vehicle into a hotel room and sexually assaulted her after he picked her up in downtown Los Angeles.

Alaric Spence, 46, was arrested late Friday and was being held in lieu of $1 million bail, according to sheriff’s inmate records.

Spence allegedly assaulted the 24-year-old victim about 3 a.m. Friday after she passed out in the back of his car while en route to Hollywood, according to Los Angeles police.

Spence is suspected of driving to a hotel on Lankershim Boulevard in North Hollywood, carrying the Los Angeles woman into a room and assaulting her, according to Capt. William Hayes, commanding officer of the LAPD’s Robbery- Homicide Division.

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The woman, who may have passed out from drinking alcohol, woke up alone, not knowing where she was or how she got there, and called police, Hayes said at a news conference Monday afternoon at LAPD headquarters.

Investigators released images of Spence and his vehicle, a 2015 silver four-door Nissan Sentra with license plate number 7XUX293.

“He went to the hotel, rented a room and then carried her from his car into the hotel room where he assaulted her,” Hayes said. “To do something that brazen … in my investigators’ and my opinion … we believe it is something he has done before …”

Spence, who police say had been an Uber driver for the past six months and has prior drug-related convictions, is black, 5-feet-11 inches tall and 225 pounds.

Anyone with information about other possible victims was urged to call LAPD Detective Carla Zuniga at (213) 486-6910. After-hours and weekend calls should be directed to (877) LAPD-24-7.

Anonymous tips can be submitted through Crime Stoppers by calling (800) 222-TIPS.


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