Man Arrested For Drink Driving On Lime Scooter In Brisbane

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15 January 2019

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Police have charged a man with drink driving after he was allegedly riding a Lime scooter in the Fortitude Valley Safe Night Precinct on Saturday evening. 

Police will allege they stopped a 43-year-old Newstead man in James Street after he was riding the scooter on the road, without a helmet and failed to stop at a red light.

The man was arrested and later subjected to an alcohol breath test. He returned a blood alcohol concentration that was 3.5 times the legal limit.

He is due to appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court on February 6.

Following the incident, police are reminding riders of electronic scooters, that drink driving laws still apply, as with cars and other vehicles.

Representatives from Lime released the following on the matter:

By signing up and jumping on a Lime scooter, you are agreeing to follow the road rules including not drink riding and wearing a helmet. Those who do the wrong thing will clearly face consequences, just like if they were driving a car.

We have good working relationships with the Queensland Police and Brisbane City Council and we will keep engaging Brisbane riders on how to ride safely and respectfully.



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