Young man in Gjøvik loses driver’s license after driving e-scooter while drunk

Electric scooterPhoto: Geir Olsen / NTB

Two days after the alcohol limit was introduced for riding electric scooters, a young man in Gjøvik lost his driver’s license for driving an electric scooter while drunk.

Just before midnight on Friday night, the police in Gjøvik stopped a man who was driving with a passenger standing on the back of the e-scooter. It turned out that the driver, a man in his 20s, was under the influence of alcohol.

“He has been reported for driving under the influence and has been deprived of his driver’s license,” operations manager Therese Bylterud in the Innlandet Police District told NTB.

This is not the first time someone has been caught driving an electric scooter while drunk in the district.

“This is the second case that I know of in our police district after the alcohol limit was introduced,” Bylterud stated.

Already on Wednesday night, the same day as the new rules came into force, a man in his 40s was arrested for driving an electric scooter while under the influence in Hunndalen in Gjøvik.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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1 Comment on "Young man in Gjøvik loses driver’s license after driving e-scooter while drunk"

  1. Vernon Childers | 19. June 2022 at 15:09 | Reply

    Here are some amusing facts in regards to drunk driving in the United States.

    A person can be charged with a DUI riding a horse if their blood alcohol content is above the legal limit in some states. However, each state has statutes that govern DUI charges, and in many, a horse doesn’t fall under the DUI provisions.

    DWI laws vary from state to state. Some states classify horses as vehicles and will indeed charge you for riding a horse while intoxicated. Other states with similar laws prohibiting intoxicated riding include North Carolina, Michigan, Kansas, Oregon and California. Texas, on the other hand, currently has no such law.

    To drink and ride a horse or cattle 🏇 Under the Licensing Act 1872, it is illegal to be “drunk while in charge on any highway or other public place of any carriage, horse, cattle…” If you find yourself responsible for either after you’ve had a drink be sure to have a designated rider on standby.

    What are some dumb laws in America?
    50 Dumbest Laws In The USA – a door on a car may not be left open longer than is necessary. Animals are banned from mating publicly within 1,500 feet of a tavern, school, or place of worship. It is illegal to drive a camel on the highway.

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