Man on Portsmouth e-scooter arrested for being over drink-drive limit 'as he couldn't walk in a straight line'

A MAN on a hired e-scooter in Portsmouth was arrested for being over limit as police said ‘he was struggling to walk in a straight line’.

Sunday, 16th January 2022, 9:01 am

Hampshire police’s roads policing unit said he was picked upon a hired scooter in the city.

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They said he gave a breathalyser reading of 79 – twice the limit of 35 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath.

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Officers added: ‘Rider charged to court and contemplating how he will drive for work.’

The e-scooter hire scheme in Portsmouth is run by Voi, which states terms and conditions for anyone renting them.

Among the rules is the requirement: ‘To not use a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, drugs, medication, or any other substance that may impair your ability to safely use a vehicle.’