York e-scooter rider arrested for drink driving after failing breath test
A York e-scooter rider is set to be charged after failing a roadside breath test.
They were stopped by police after being seen to ride the scooter erratically in the early hours of this morning (Saturday).
Traffic officer Sgt Paul Cording tweeted: “Assisted my response colleagues in York who stopped the rider of this e-scooter after sighting them weaving in the road.
“Rider failed a roadside breath test and provided an evidential sample in custody & will be charged to court when sober.”
Another e-scooter rider was also arrested during the night in York.
“This young man however was released with no further action as in custody he blew just under the legal limit,” said Sgt Cording.
He added that “under the Road Traffic Act, e-scooters are classed as motor vehicles and therefore amongst other things, drink drive laws must be adhered to.”
You can find out more on the North Yorkshire Police website.