Tempe police 28-year-old Shelton Begay is facing DUI charges from an October 2018 incident when he was on an electric Bird scooter.
Police say Begay crashed into a moving car on Oct. 26, 2018 near Rural and Broadway roads when he was riding a Bird while intoxicated.
Arizona's DUI laws are tricky and go beyond driving cars. If you are impaired and operating any motorized form of transportation, you could be charged with DUI.
Police say this is the first known DUI case involving an electric rideshare scooter in the Valley
Police analyzed the damage to the car and said it was consistent with the damage on the Bird scooter, according to the police report.
Police said Begay fled the scene and is also facing hit-and-run charges.
According to documents obtained from the Tempe Police Department, Begay was traveling southbound on a Bird scooter on Rural Road approaching Broadway Road when he crossed the lane line and crashed into the back of a woman's car, according to the police report.
After Begay crashed into her car, the woman pulled over and called 911. In 911 audio, you can hear her crying.