A MAN has been charged with drink driving after he was allegedly caught riding a Lime Scooter whilst 3.5 times the legal alcohol limit.
The 43-year-old was stopped by police on James Street in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley on Saturday night after he was riding the scooter on the road, without a helmet and failed to stop at a red light.
He was arrested and later subjected to an alcohol breath test which returned a blood alcohol concentration of 0.174 per cent – 3.5 times the legal limit.
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The man is due to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on February 6.
The incident has prompted police to remind the public that drink driving laws also apply to personal mobility devices, such as electronic scooters.
“Police will not hesitate to take enforcement action against anyone found to be riding an electronic scooter whilst under the influence of alcohol or drugs,” they said.
“Queensland road rules also state that all personal mobility device users must wear an approved helmet.”