Canberrans are being reminded about the dangers of modifying an e-scooter after one was detected by police being ridden at 100 km/h.
Officers saw the scooter on the Majura Parkway on-road bike lane at about 8:40 this morning (Friday, 23 December).
It’s claimed when motorcycle officers directed the scooter rider to stop, he left the parkway and rode onto an adjacent bike path.
The rider lost control of the scooter and fell off before police said he attempted to run away.
He was apprehended nearby a short time later and given a roadside drug test, which police allege returned a positive result for methamphetamine.
The 38-year-old Phillip man was taken to hospital for treatment for minor injuries.
ACT Policing has reminded the community it is illegal to ride a Personal Mobility Device, including an e-scooter, at a speed in excess of 25 km/h.
The rider is expected to be charged with vehicular offences, including disqualified driving, using an unregistered and uninsured vehicle, and failing to stop for police. Additional charges are likely.
Police have seized the scooter.
Meanwhile, a 22-year-old Belconnen woman is the first to be charged in the ACT during the Christmas holiday double demerit period.
Police said a red Mazda ute was detected at 139 km/h in a 90 km/h zone on Caswell Drive, Aranda.
The woman was issued an $1841 fine, 12 demerit points and lost her licence.
Road users are reminded double demerit points are in effect in the ACT until 11:59 pm Monday, 2 January 2023.