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During the 16-day beer festival, officers in Munich stopped 414 people who were under the influence, with 254 of their car permits immediately lost (photo: a woman is being ventilated in Munich this July)

& # 39; Drinking and scouting & # 39; Oktoberfest celebrations: police remove 250 revelers from their driver's license over drunk e-scooters in Munich

  • The Munich police stopped 414 scooter drivers and 254 lost their driver's license
  • People treated the two-wheelers as toys during the 16-day festival, officers said
  • But they are classified as motor vehicles and legal alcohol limits still apply
  • They caused 21 accidents and 13 of them concerned alcohol
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The German police said that hundreds of drunk e-scooter drivers at the Oktoberfest lost their driver's license this year.

During the 16-day beer festival, officers in Munich stopped 414 people driving under the influence, of which 254 immediately lost their driving license.

The rented two-wheelers, who were taken to the German streets in June, caused so much chaos that they were banned from the festival grounds, with clear warnings not to drink and drive.

During the 16-day beer festival, officers in Munich stopped 414 people who were under the influence, with 254 of their car permits immediately lost (photo: a woman is being ventilated in Munich this July)

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During the 16-day beer festival, officers in Munich stopped 414 people who were under the influence, with 254 of their car permits immediately lost (photo: a woman is being ventilated in Munich this July)

They are classified as motorized vehicles and as such the normal driving laws apply, something that police spokesman Marcus da Gloria Martins thinks many did not realize.

He told strict which is most like a & # 39; lifestyle product or toy & # 39; and the scooters used without care.

They caused 21 accidents during the festival that ended on Friday, 13 of those involved were alcohol.

Around the festival grounds, the police said they had stopped 1,100 e-scooters coming in.

Police officers speak to an e-scooter driver in Munich in July this year, shortly after the vehicles were legalized

Police officers speak to an e-scooter driver in Munich in July this year, shortly after the vehicles were legalized

Police officers speak to an e-scooter driver in Munich in July this year, shortly after the vehicles were legalized

A man holds up a beer at the Oktoberfest festival in Munich, Germany on September 21
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A man holds up a beer at the Oktoberfest festival in Munich, Germany on September 21

A man holds up a beer at the Oktoberfest festival in Munich, Germany on September 21

E-scooters have been harassing Munich and other German cities since they arrived earlier this year, allowing people to use apps to rent them for just € 1 and then about 20 cents per minute thereafter.

They are limited to 12 mph and for use on cycle paths but not on sidewalks.

A driving license is not required to use one, but the same legal limits for alcohol apply and therefore those who violate may lose their driving license.

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