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.

(Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
 


Recommended Stories

Most Popular Stories