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Mich. cop on Segway nabs drunk driver

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The Associated Press

JACKSON, Mich. — It wasn't exactly a high-speed pursuit. A police officer riding a Segway arrested an 18-year-old Jackson woman early Tuesday morning for drunken driving.

The Jackson Citizen Patriot reported the woman's car was going at least 40 miles per hour when it was spotted by an officer riding the police department's new battery-powered upright transporter around 4 a.m.

The Segway tops out around 12 1/2 miles an hour, so the officer was only able to catch up to the woman after she stopped her car. He conducted field sobriety tests and made the arrest.

But a Segway can't fit two, so he called for a patrol car to take her to jail.

The Jackson police department purchased the Segway last month for $5,500. Police said this is their first Segway-aided arrest.

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