More Trouble For Arizona Man Arrested For Riding Bird Scooter While Drunk

An Arizona man arrested for riding a Bird scooter while intoxicated is now wanted by police, records show.

Shelton Begay recently failed to show for two separate arraignments in Tempe Municipal Court, prompting a judge to issue arrest warrants for the 28-year-old defendant. The first warrant was filed in mid-January and the second was issued February 1.

According to cops, Begay was busted last year for DUI, reckless driving, criminal damage, and other crimes. His blood alcohol content was measured at .285, more than three times the legal limit.

As detailed in a Tempe Police Department report, Begay--piloting a motorized Bird scooter--crashed into the side of a parked Dodge Dart around 9 AM. The vehicle’s owner told police that Begay appeared drunk and was swerving across the roadway.

Seen above, Begay apparently later fell off the scooter, which is capable of speeds up to 35 mph and is classified by police as a motor vehicle.

Begay, whose speech was slurred, told cops he had consumed two cans of Bud Light that morning. He was arrested after failing a series of field sobriety tests. A search of Begay’s backpack turned up a 16-ounce can of beer and seven small bottles of 99 Bananas liqueur.

Along with the booze, the Bird scooter was seized as evidence by investigators. Founded in 2017, Bird offers scooter rentals in dozens of U.S. cities, including Los Angeles, Denver, Dallas, and Washington, D.C..