Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police


Contact: BPD Media Relations Office
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, November 02, 2018

Boise Police investigate reckless operation of an E-Scooter

Boise Police and the City of Boise continue to monitor E-Scooter use across the city and educate users on safe ridership when appropriate. To date, BPD has taken one police report. In that report, a 59-year-old woman was injured and BPD is now asking the public for help with the investigation.  

What Happened:  On 10/28/18 around 2:00 p.m. a 59-year-old woman, walking in a crosswalk on 6th Street across Front Street, was struck by a man who had fallen off a scooter.  The man was riding as a passenger on the scooter when he fell off. After he crashed into the woman, knocking her down, the man got back on the scooter with the female driver and they fled. The victim received minor injuries and was taken by paramedics to the hospital.  The man on the scooter was dressed in a dinosaur costume and the woman on the scooter was dressed as Rainbow Bright.  It’s unknown what type or brand of electric scooter they were riding. 

Boise City Code states that no E-Scooter shall be used to carry more than one (1) person at a time.  Anyone operating an E-Scooter in a manner that endangers or likely endangers a person or property can be charged with misdemeanor reckless or inattentive operation.

For more information about the proper use of E-Scooters please visit https://www.livboise.org/liv-stories/2018/e-scooters-are-here/.

Contact Crime Stoppers:  Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information about the suspects involved is asked to contact Crime Stoppers: At 343-COPS (2677), www.343COPS.com, or leave a tip using the “P3 Tips” app for your mobile device.