Guy Fleeing Cops on Scooter Does Not Get Away

Because they're not very fast, you see
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 19, 2015 12:01 PM CDT
The problem with attempting to flee police on a scooter: They don't go very fast.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – A suspected drug dealer tried to evade authorities in Nevada while riding a scooter. The Nevada Appeal reports that Joseph Scurti is facing charges including suspicion of a parole and probation warrant and probation violation. Obstruction charges are pending. The slow-speed pursuit began Friday when Carson City deputies tried to pull Scurti and his TaoTao scooter over. Deputies say they ran the scooter's registration and learned Scurti had two outstanding felony warrants.

Authorities say he drove down Highway 50 then rode onto a sidewalk in attempt to evade capture, instead hitting a patrol vehicle. The scooter then became stuck underneath the car. Deputies say Scurti then ran but was tackled and handcuffed. Scurti told police he was riding away because he had to drop the scooter off at a friend's house.

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