Nasty leg break for drunk E-scooter rider after boozy ride…

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Nasty leg break for drunk E-scooter rider after boozy ride…

Nasty leg break for drunk E-scooter rider after boozy ride through Hull
2022-01-31 16:25:00
A rider broke his leg after crashing his e-scooter after drinking too much. Humberside Police officers were called after the accident in Hull on Saturday where they found the e-scooter rider in pain. An ambulance was called but officers soon realised the man was worse for wear. For the latest news on traffic and travel click here. When the casualty was taken to Hull Royal Infirmary he was also asked to provide a blood sample but refused. However, that didn’t prevent him ending up with a series of charges levelled against him. The man was charged with failing to provide a sample, driving without due care and attention, driving without a licence and driving without insurance. On Facebook, Humberside Police – Hull said: “Officers attended a road traffic incident on January 29 to a report of an adult man who had broken his leg while riding an e-scooter. “When officers saw the casualty it was apparent he had broken his leg and an ambulance was promptly requested. “However, there was something a bit off about the casualty. The officers suspected there may have been another factor at play – alcohol. “Unfortunately for the casualty (or, more accurately the 'suspect', after blowing over the prescribed limit at the roadside) e-scooters fall into the definition of 'motor vehicle'. “As such he was taken to Hull Royal Infirmary for his leg and to provide a sample of blood (which he refused to do).” The police then went on to warn people about the laws around e-scooter which many may not be aware of. Classified as ‘powered transporters’ under UK law, e-scooters fall within the legal definition of a ‘motor vehicle’ in the UK and must follow the laws applicable to motor vehicles under the Road Traffic Act 1988. These include being registered with the DVLA, licensed, taxed, insured and fitted with number plates; at present e-scooters cannot meet these requirements. This definition is also the reason that e-scooters c

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