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Segway Chase
(2008-07-30)
(wgvu) - JACKSON, Mich. (AP) - It wasn't exactly a high-speed pursuit.
A police officer riding a Segway arrested an 18-year-old Jackson
woman early Tuesday morning for drunken driving.
The Jackson Citizen Patriot reports the woman's car was going at
least 40 miles per hour when it was spotted by an officer riding
the police department's new battery-powered upright transporter
around 4 a.m.
The Segway tops out around 12 1/2 miles an hour, so the officer was
only able to catch up to the woman after she stopped her car. He
conducted field sobriety tests and made the arrest.
But a Segway can't fit two, so he called for a patrol car to
take her to jail.
The Jackson police department purchased the Segway last month
for $5,500. Police say this is their first Segway-aided arrest.
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