A police officer on a Segway scooter nabbed a DWI suspect in Jackson, Michigan recently. The police officer was cruising the streets of Jackson around 4 in the morning when he noticed an individual driving erratically. He quickly zoomed over on his Segway scooter and made the stop.
Jackson Police have told local news agencies that this was the first arrest made by an officer on a Segway. Segway scooters are the 2-wheeled, electronic, upright motorized vehicles popular for city tours. The officer noticed the driver of the car travelling at a high speed on one of the streets. When the car stopped at an intersection, he went over to the car and realized the driver had been drinking.
The driver was an 18-year old individual who was arraigned on charges of operating while intoxicated. The Segway has been in possession of the Segway for roughly a month. The police department is looking into using Segways as an alternative to gas-guzzling patrol cars.
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