Caught on camera: Three cited for riding scooters on I-94

Caught on camera: Three cited for riding scooters on I-94

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Three people have been cited for riding scooters on the freeway Monday, according to the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office.

It happened on I-94 near the Marquette Interchange, one of the busiest areas of the city. Deputies responded to westbound I-94 at 20th Street around 1 p.m.

A sheriff’s deputy pulled the group over and gave them a ride off the freeway at W. 25th Street. 

The scooter riders told deputies they were visiting from Texas and were using their GPS to navigate to the Harley Davidson Museum on the scooters.

“We obviously don’t give an intelligence test before people take these things out,” Mayor Barrett said. “Why someone would think that it makes sense to take one of these scooters on the interstate is beyond me.”

Up until now, the biggest problem has been people riding on the sidewalks instead of the street.  It led the mayor to temporarily suspend the program and warn residents that if they don’t start following the rules, the scooters can disappear.

“This is a pilot program, and that means that we can very quickly change things if it’s not working,” Barrett said. “People have to use a little common sense here, and if you’re taking a scooter on the expressway, you’re not using common sense.”

The three were cited for riding on the freeway.  It will cost them each $204.

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