Minnesota Segway Operator Beats DWI Arrest Again

January 24, 2013

A Minnesota man arrested for drunken driving while operating a Segway scooter has beaten the charges again.

The Minnesota Court of Appeals agrees with Mark Greenman. His Segway doesn’t meet the definition of a motor vehicle under the state’s drunken driving laws. The 48-year-old attorney was charged with drunken driving last February after riding his Segway from a bar to his Medina home. A police officer spotted Greenman veering into the roadway. Greeman failed a field sobriety test.

The appeals court ruled that because the Segway operates under 12 mph, it falls under regulations pertaining to pedestrians, not motor vehicles.

Greenman was also arrested in 2010 for driving the Segway while drunk. A judge granted his motion to dismiss and the city didn’t appeal. The Star Tribune says a third DWI case against Greeman involving his Segway is still pending.

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  • January 28, 2013 at 11:04 pm
    Sally G says:
    Whereas I certainly agree that staying out of heavily trafficked areas makes sense, it seems as though this gentleman has found a reasonable way to travel when he has had a fe... read more
  • January 28, 2013 at 4:21 pm
    segway_boozer says:
    The cops could arrest him for public drunkenness (PD). That is what the cops used to do if they stopped someone for DUI and they were under the limit. PD allows the officer to... read more
  • January 28, 2013 at 11:23 am
    Huh! says:
    Sounds like the police need a new charge, assuming Mr Greeman is a danger to himself or others. I hope he stays out of the streets; he sounds like an accident waiting to happ... read more

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