Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Dark Street Deadly For Scooter Rider.

Byline: Jeff Jones Journal Staff Writer

A young man wearing dark clothes, toting a bottle of liquor and riding a push scooter down the center lane of a major Albuquerque roadway Thursday night died after a pickup truck struck him, police say.

Albuquerque Police Department Sgt. Brian McCutcheon said Friday that piloting a scooter after dark down a street is "a very bad idea" and "extremely unsafe."

Fellow Sgt. Steve Brown said although investigators didn't know the victim's blood-alcohol level, his actions and the fact that he had a bottle of Tequila Rose liqueur with him leads Brown to believe the man was drunk.

"I guess it got busted when he got (hurt)," Brown said of the booze. …

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