Police charge e-bike rider with impaired driving 0
An e-bike stands outside Urban Wasp in London, Ont. on Tuesday May 10th, 2011. (CRAIG GLOVER / QMI AGENCY FILE PHOTO)
COBOURG, Ont. - A man driving an e-bike without pedals faces charges of impaired driving after he was arrested on the weekend.
Const. Mike Richardson saw the man driving the e-bike Saturday. He noted an e-bike that does not have pedals becomes a vehicle under the Highway Traffic Act because it cannot be controlled by muscular power.
Richardson checked the man's driver's license and found he was disqualified from driving due to previous impaired driving convictions.
Richardson said the man smelled of alcohol. He was given two breath samples, with "both registering well over the legal limit."