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Segway Rider Charged With High Range DUI

Posted By Brisbane Drink Driving Lawyer  
22/10/2019
17:00 PM

As reported by Fox 13, an intoxicated Florida man was charged recently after having been intercepted while operating a Segway.

A Segway is a two wheeled personal transportation device operated whilst standing upright.

Compounding the matter, in addition to allegedly operating the Segway whilst drunk, Mr Andy Sigears reportedly did so outside a Police Station.

Officers reportedly intercepted Mr Sigears outside the Polk Country Sheriff's Office in central Florida.

The Segway operator was seen to be swerving in the middle lanes of a very busy road, severely impeding traffic.

Mr Sigears provided a very high blood alcohol concentration reading of 0.243.

The matter is yet to be finalised and Mr Sigears is yet to be sentenced.

In Queensland, all 'self-propelled devices' are deemed to be vehicles for the purposes of the relevant drink driving legislation.

The definition of self-propelled device includes livestock and horses, bicycles and even motorised Esky's and Lime scooters.

In Queensland, readings of 0.150 and above constitute high range drink driving, which for a first time offence carries a licence disqualification range from a minimum 6 months to a maximum lifetime loss of licence.

Persons charged with high range drink driving are not eligible to apply for a work licence.

With a previous conviction within the last 5 years, the penalty range, depending upon the previous reading, ranges from a minimum 9 months if the previous was low or mid range, through to a minimum 12 months if the previous was high range, with the same maximum lifetime loss of licence as a first time high range offence.

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