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Man Used Cell Phone as Headlight to Travel From Mass. to Maine

The 26-year-old driver, who had traveled from New Bedford, Massachusetts, did not have a valid driver's license

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    Man Travels Over 100 Miles on Scooter Using Phone Light

    The 26-year-old driver said he had traveled from New Bedford, Massachusetts. He did not have a valid driver's license, and the scooter wasn't registered.

    (Published Sunday, July 29, 2018)

    Authorities say a man traveled from Massachusetts to Maine on a scooter using only his cell phone as a headlight.

    Maine State Police posted a photo and description of the incident on Instagram on Sunday. Police say a trooper stopped the motorized scooter on the Maine Turnpike in Kittery just before 1:30 a.m. Friday.

    On 07-27-2018 at approximately 0122 hours, Trooper Scott Harakles of Troop G stopped a motorized scooter operating on the Maine Turnpike at mile marker 3 northbound in Kittery without headlights. The 26 year old male from Massachusetts stated that he had traveled from New Bedford, Massachusetts using his cell phone as a headlight. The operator did not have a valid drivers’ license, and the scooter was not registered. Thankfully, he was stopped after traveling only a couple miles into Maine as he was very difficult to see at night without lights. Just a reminder that mopeds and motorized scooters are prohibited on the Maine Turnpike. Title 29A §1252-3: Mopeds and motorized scooters A moped or motorized scooter may not be operated: By a person who does not possess a valid license of any class or a license specifically endorsed to operate a motorcycle or a moped; orOn an interstate highway or on a way in which a bicycle is prohibited.

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    The 26-year-old driver said he had traveled from New Bedford, Massachusetts. He did not have a valid driver's license, and the scooter wasn't registered.

    Police are reminding drivers that mopeds and motorized scooters are not allowed on the Maine Turnpike.

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