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Berlin Finds 233 E-Scooter Traffic Violations in First Three Months

A scooter in Berlin.

A scooter in Berlin.

Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg
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Berlin (AP) -- Berlin police say in the three months since popular electric scooters have been allowed in the German capital, they've seen 74 accidents, 65 cases of drunken driving and 233 traffic violations.

Police said Tuesday spot checks of scooter drivers in the evening hours show they are "frequently intoxicated" — and are treated the same as drunken drivers of automobiles.