Bodycam shows e-scooter DWI suspect's sobriety test

Newly released Albuquerque police body camera footage shows a woman getting arrested for DWI after going the wrong way on an electric scooter. The scooters have only been in Albuquerque for about a month. The arrest happened in May.

“Ma’am, you can’t be driving that on the roadway in the wrong direction of travel,” an officer can be heard saying.

The woman pulled over was 26-year-old Lily Romero. Police said she was going southbound in the northbound lanes of Second Street on a Spin scooter.

When the officer asked Romero if she'd had any alcohol she replied, “I drank two beers at Marble.”

You can get a DWI on any motorized means of travel in New Mexico, including electric scooters. Tractor Brewing downtown is reminding people to be safe with a new sign that says, “Don’t Drink and Scooter.”

"I feel like it’s especially relevant here in Wells Park because we have several breweries within walking distance," sand Jeremy Kinter, with Tractor.

He said he wants people to come out and enjoy the beer, but maybe find an alternate way home.

“Get an Uber or get a Lyft,” said Kinter.

Romero was the first and only person so far arrested for a DWI on an electric scooter. There are about 250 scooters around town now, with 750 more to come by the end of July.



By: ThisIsButter (42001.00)

Tags: police, check, up, sober, women

Location: Albuquerque