Experience riding a Bird scooter in downtown Kansas City
A 47-year-old man was arrested Thursday for suspected driving under influence of alcohol after he crashed the electric Bird scooter he was riding into a Kansas City police patrol car.
The crash happened about 9:45 p.m. at 14th and Main streets.
A police department sergeant was eastbound on 14th Street when he noticed a man on an electric scooter driving erratically on the sidewalk. The sergeant reported hearing a “thud” and assumed he ran over something, Kansas City police said.
The sergeant pulled over and saw a man sitting on the ground next to an overturned scooter. The man was bleeding from a cut on his face.
The man told the officer he had consumed four beers over a two-hour period at a downtown bar. The man said he “just got excited” and ran into the police SUV.
The sergeant was unharmed.
The scooter driver was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.