Operating while intoxicated on a scooter?
With the introduction of scooter rentals in Lafayette, someone will eventually try to use a scooter to avoid being arrested for Operating while Intoxicated when leaving a bar after drinking. But could you still be arrested for drunk driving on one of these scooters? Under Indiana law, the prosecutor can indeed charge you with OWI under those circumstances.
For the purpose of operating while intoxicated, a vehicle in Indiana is defined as a device for transportation by land or air. Therefore, vehicles like cars, motorcycles, golf carts, snow mobiles, farm tractors, scooters and even bicycles are included under the law. So you can be arrested for OWI for any operation of a scooter; even if it’s on a sidewalk.
With over 35 years of handling thousands of criminal cases, Steven Knecht is familiar with the possible defenses to operating while intoxicated offenses and other criminal charges. Few other attorney can match his trial experience and knowledge of criminal law and he can use that experience and knowledge to benefit you. If you find yourself having been arrested, you should immediately hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer that you can trust such as Steven Knecht to help you fight the State because you have a lot at stake on the outcome.