Scooters And One Wheels

Edinburgh electrical scooter rider caught out in late night time police crackdown

An Edinburgh electric scooter user was caught out by police this week after they were spotted out by officers.

In a warning on social media, Road Police shared they had been out in the city in the early hours of Friday morning (June 24) when they saw the rider.

First noticing the individual on Murrayburn Road in the Wester Hailes area, the rider was then found to have no insurance, and was also reported for a driving license offense.

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Speaking on twitter, road officers said: “Officers from #EdinburghRP and #LivingstonRP paired up for the nightshift tonight.

“Officers stopped the rider of an e-scooter in the Wester Hailes area after observing it being used on Murryburn Road. Rider reported to COPFS for no insurance and a driving license offence.

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It is currently illegal to use an e-scooter on any public road or footpath in Scotland although the devices are legal to buy.

Road officers also shared how they had been called out to a crash in Dunbar this week (June 24), after a driver tested exceedingly over the alcohol limit.

With the roadside limit currently 22ug, the driver had provided a reading of 132ug.

Police said: “DunbarRP attended a collision in Dunbar. Driver provided a roadside reading of 132ug (limit 22ug). They were arrested, initially taken to hospital and four hours later the driver provided a reading of 90ug.

“Reported to @COPFS for drink driving and failing to identify the driver offence.”

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