First citation issued after Bird scooter accident

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee Police say they've given their first ticket to a Bird scooter rider. 

The scooters are controversial and illegal in the city. Police say the ticket was handed out over the weekend after a rider hit someone on a sidewalk. 

The person hit was injured, but the extent of the injuries are unknown. The man riding the scooter was given a fine of $98.80.

The dockless electric scooters have been controversial since they first showed up around the city at the start of Summerfest. 

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