First Segway rider is prosecuted in Britain

Tom Webster

A Segway rider has become the first to be prosecuted for riding the upright scooter in Britain, after police stopped him riding on the pavement.

Phillip Coates was riding on the pavement to go to shops near his Barnsley home when he was flagged down by the police and told to go to the station for an interview, where he was told he would be charged.