Scooters And One Wheels

Man arrested from Andover for driving e-scooter below the affect of medication

A MAN has been arrested from Andover on suspicion of riding an electric scooter under the influence of drugs.

According to police, the e-scooter was seized from the man after he was stopped on Thursday, July 21.

A spokesperson said: “He was reported for driving otherwise than in accordance with a license and using a vehicle with no insurance.

“Furthermore, the male provided a positive drug swipe and was arrested for driving a motor vehicle with a proportion of a specified controlled drug above the specified limit and possession of a controlled drug of Class B.”

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Police also warned residents that it is illegal to ride a privately-owned e-scooter in public.

Privately owned e-scooters can only be used on private land, with the permission of the landowner. You cannot use a privately owned e-scooter on the road, pavement or in a public space.

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A spokesperson said: “Under the current legislation, e-scooters are classed as motor vehicles and are subject to all the same legal requirements.

“If you know of anyone using an e-scooter, please advise them of the above. You can also report it via 101 or online via the Hampshire Constabulary website.”

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