David Cantor from DM Cantor discusses the issues with current Arizona Revised Statutes and the fact whether or not a person can be charged with a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) while riding an electric scooter such as a “Bird Scooter” or “Lime Scooter”.
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Read an excerpt below from the article written by John Genovese from ABC15.com
TEMPE — A Valley attorney is questioning Arizona law while a Tempe man is facing charges for allegedly riding a rentable electric scooter under the influence.
“There’s a real disconnect in the statute and I believe it is unconstitutionally vague as it applies to Bird scooters,” David Cantor, a certified criminal law specialist who leads the DM Cantor law firm, told ABC15. Bird is among companies like Lime and JUMP offering rentable electric scooters in the Valley.
Tempe police are recommending DUI charges against 28-year-old Shelton Begay, who officers said was riding an electric scooter erratically while under the influence and caused a crash in October 2018 . Police said Begay’s blood alcohol level was .285, more than three times the legal limit.
Under Arizona Revised Statutes, 28-101 , electric bicycles and motorized skateboards are not considered a “motor vehicle.” The only reference to “scooter” appears in the definition of a “motor driven cycle” which Cantor believes was intended for vehicles like a Vespa — not e-scooters.
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