New Mexico

Albuquerque police make 1st DWI arrest of e-scooter rider

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Albuquerque police say a Belen woman's arrest on suspicion of DWI while driving an electric scooter is the first such arrest since the city allowed the vehicles on local streets a week ago.
Police say 26-year-old Lily Romero was arrested Wednesday evening on suspicion of aggravated DWI after being stopped while driving the wrong way on a one-way street Wednesday night and that she said she was going from one bar to another.
According to police, Romero blew twice above the legal limit and performed poorly on a sobriety test
Court records don't list an attorney for Romero who could comment on the allegations.
Albuquerque officials May 24 issued a permit to e-scooter company Zagster for a one-year pilot program.
Officer Simon Drobik said drivers must operate the vehicles responsibly.

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