By COLlive reporter
The NYPD 71st Precinct will be cracking down on illegal motorized scooters in the Crown Heights neighborhood, COLlive has learned.
“Due to numerous complaints from residents about motorized scooters being driven on the sidewalks in the neighborhood, we will be taking action against the restaurants and establishment whose employees are using motorized scooters,” Detective Vinny Martinos told COLlive.
Complaints have been registered at the 71st Precinct of children and elderly individuals close to getting struck by the electric scooters, Martinos said.
The scooters, which are illegal to drive in New York, will be confiscated by police, as well as a summons will be issued to the operator and the store who employs them, he said.