A MAN has been caught driving an e-scooter at 65kmph while more than double the legal blood alcohol limit in Mentone, police say.
Police pulled the man over on Beach Road in Mentone on 3 January. The driver allegedly returned a blood alcohol reading of 0.105.
The 32-year-old Highett man will be charged with drink driving, using an unregistered vehicle, and unlicensed riding, police say.
In a statement on the Kingston eyewatch Facebook page, Victoria Police said the arrest is “a timely reminder that all users of e-scooters are subject to the state’s drink and drug driving laws.”
“Privately owned e-scooters are now permitted to be ridden on any road in Victoria with a speed limit of 60kmph or less, providing the device has a maximum speed capability of 25kmph. The prescribed concentration of alcohol for the rider of a compliant e-scooter is 0.05 regardless of the status or conditions on any motor vehicle licence and irrespective of the age of the rider,” Victoria Police said.