Scooter drivers arrested on drunken driving charges, police say
MADISON, Wis. — Two people were arrested Thursday night after drunkenly driving electric scooters to a Middleton gas station, police said.
The Middleton Police Department received a report around 11:20 p.m. of two intoxicated people who had driven electric scooters to the PDQ store at 5301 South Ridge Way, according to a release. The witness said they were concerned about the drivers being impaired and that they were preparing to leave the parking lot.
When 39-year-old Shawn E. Miller, of Ripon, and 43-year-old Sheila M. Worth, of Middleton, heard police had been called, Miller approached and threatened the caller, police said. In response to the threat, the caller discharged pepper spray at Miller in self-defense.
Officers arrived and noted that Miller and Worth displayed signs of impairment, and found their two electric scooters hidden nearby, according to the release.
Miller was arrested on tentative charges of sixth-offense operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and disorderly conduct. Worth was arrested on a tentative charge of second-offense operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. She was released to a responsible party.
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