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Man arrested for riding electric skateboard on road

2021-08-16 HKT 17:45
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  • Police seized an electric skateboard as evidence. Photo courtesy of the police.
    Police seized an electric skateboard as evidence. Photo courtesy of the police.
Police on Monday said they had arrested a teenager who allegedly went skateboarding on a road in Sha Tin last week, on suspicion of “driving without a licence”.

The arrest was made after videos circulated on the internet showing a man riding an electric skateboard right behind a double-decker bus along Tai Chung Kiu Road, before he fell off the board and was left lying in the middle of the road.

A police spokesman said officers began looking into the incident after the videos came to their attention, and they arrested the 18-year-old man on Monday.

The man is suspected of driving an unlicensed vehicle, using a vehicle without insurance and failing to wear an approved helmet.

The man was released on bail pending further investigation.