Police in Copenhagen have arrested 28 individuals for driving electrical scooters underneath the affect of cannabis and alcohol.
Through the weekend 24 individuals have been caught driving the scooters drunk and 4 have been stoned, the power introduced on Twitter, after police started a crackdown within the Danish capital on misuse of the scooters launched to the town earlier this 12 months.
In Denmark, driving an electrical scooter or a automotive with an alcohol stage equal to or greater than 0.5g per litre of blood is punishable with a 2,000-krone (£235) advantageous.
The brand new mode of transport has turn out to be in style on the streets of Copenhagen and lots of locals are sad with the inflow of scooters, which are sometimes poorly parked.
In June, the town council introduced it will permit solely 200 electrical scooters within the primarily pedestrianised metropolis centre and capped their quantity in the entire metropolis to three,000.
Copenhagen just isn’t the one capital metropolis dealing with the brand new pattern. Paris has launched fines of €135 (£120) for driving electrical scooters on the pavement. In June the mayor, Anne Hidalgo, introduced a ban on parking on the pavement.
Followers see the scooters as a fast and low-cost strategy to get round, with the dockless gadgets unlocked with a telephone app. As soon as a trip is over, they are often left wherever. However critics say they pose a security threat for customers and pedestrians.