An Albuquerque woman was filmed yelling obscenities at a police officer after she was arrested for allegedly riding her electric scooter in the wrong direction while intoxicated.
Lily Romero, 27, was the first resident of the New Mexico city who was arrested for DWI on an electric scooter – just days after the vehicles were legally allowed onto the town’s roadways.
Albuquerque rolled out its rent-a-scooter program operated by the Boston-based company Zagster.
Local laws require e-scooter riders to stay in bike lanes. Wherever there aren’t bike lanes, e-scooters must be ridden on sidewalks.
After being stopped, Romero told police that she was returning from a bar, where she drank two beers, KOB-TV reported.
In the police complaint, officers allege that they could smell alcohol on her breath.
In the video, the officer is seen trying to explain to Romero why she is being pulled over despite her not driving a car.
‘If I fail this I’m going to get a DWI? Is that what you’re saying?’
The officer replies that there will be an investigation and that her being charged is a possibility.