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A 19-year-old e-scooter owner has been arrested for riding on top of a pedestrian shelter after the electric vehicles were banned from footpaths earlier this month.
The incident was filmed on Lompang Road in Bukit Panjang in the island city-state of Singapore and was later shared on Facebook where it has been viewed 155,000 times.
After the video was posted online, the Singapore Police Force (SPF) said they arrested a 19-year-old suspect later the following day.
Police spokesperson Ang Mo Kio told local media: “Through ground enquiries and with the aid of images from police cameras, officers from the Ang Mo Kio Police Division established the identity of the man and arrested him.”
If convicted of endangering the life or safety of others, the teenager could face up to six months in prison, a fine of up to 2,500 SGD (1,423 GBP), or both.
The police confirmed that the investigation is ongoing.
According to local media, e-scooters were banned from public footpaths on 5th November following a number of accidents including the death of a 65-year-old cyclist who collided with a scooter rider in September.
When the ban is strictly enforced from January 2020, culprits will reportedly be fined up to 2,000 SGD (1,139 GBP) and face up to three months in prison.
The ban does not apply to bikes or motorised wheelchairs or mobility scooters.
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