Crackdown on…Bicycling Under the Influence?

Posted by Lawrence Taylor on January 14th, 2011

The latest in MADD’s "War on Drunk Driving"….

5 Bicyclists Arrested on Suspicion of DUI in L.A.

Los Angeles, CA.  Jan. 13
– Five bicycle riders have been arrested on suspicion of riding under the influence in South Los Angeles after officers gave sobriety tests to a pack of pre-dawn bikers.

California Highway Patrol Officer Travis Ruiz says officers were called to the Baldwin Hills area at around 1:30 a.m. Thursday after a bicycle lost control and crashed to the pavement.

Ruiz says while officers were there, 15 bicyclists came up to check on their friend. Ruiz says they were riding on both sides of the street without helmets and were barely visible to motorists.

  • Nelson Donnell

    Come on now, in all honesty, don’t you think that it would have been appropriate to post the remaining portion of that article that stated the officers supposedly smelled alcohol and conducted field sobriety tests on the bikers and that five men, ages 18 to 22, were arrested, cited for bicycle DUI and released and that one arrestee was the accident victim, who wasn’t seriously injured. And yes, I realize that ALL officers are trained to say that they always smell alcohol at any given time on peoples breath, unless it involves one of their fellow officers or pals.