05Nov 2019

DUI On A Scooter? Yes! You bet!

Recently in New Jersey, a 26-year-old man was arrested after police saw him riding drunk on one of the e-scooters you can rent in many cities around the world. He was seen "unsteady and staggering" when he got on the scooter and rode away. The officer who witnessed his getting on the 
scooter said the man then proceeded to sway back and forth on the 
scooter, looking like he was going to lose control at any moment, so the officer stopped and arrested him.

If you are out partying and think that renting a scooter is going to be a "safe" way for you to get home and avoid the possibility of a DUI, 
you are mistaken. Motorized scooters are indeed motorized and the same 
DUI laws apply to them as apply to any motorized vehicle on a public road. Also, riding a bike drunk on a public road is equally against the law. If you are going to a party, get a designated driver or call a taxi - 
save yourself and others a lot of trouble. If you live in Burlington, 
Essex, Colchester, Winooski, Williston, Shelburne or anywhere in the 
The state of Vermont, and have been arrested or charged with DUI or any crime, call Handy Law for aggressive and experienced legal defense.