Tue. Oct 19th, 2021

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Never drink and drive – or E-scoot!

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A woman arrested on suspicion of drink driving an E-scooter in Newport on Saturday night (Dec 12) will appear in court next month.
A police spokesman confirmed: “A timely reminder that E-Scooters are covered by the 1988 Road Traffic Act.

“This evening, the rider of the E-scooter (pictured), found herself under arrest on suspicion of drink driving. The rider was subsequently charged and will appear in Court in due course.
“The use of E-Scooters whilst intoxicated will not be tolerated.”

Kyah Jordan, 20, of Herbert Road, New Milton, was stopped at around 10.30pm on Saturday. It is alleged that a person on an e-scooter drove through a red light on Pyle Street, Newport.
Island Police recently issued a warning to e-scooter riders following a series of complaints just days after a trial was launched on the Island. Several people have been photographed riding e-scooters on the dual carriageway, pavement and other illegal areas.