Atlanta Police arrested and charged the driver of a multi-person party bike for allegedly driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol after crashing with over a dozen people on board.
The police did not specify what substance the driver was under the influence of.
Georgia laws prohibit impaired driving cover “alcohol, drugs, or other intoxicating substances.”
The police also cited the driver, whose name was not released, for a business permit violation.
According to the police, 15 people were on board the party bike, also called a “pedal pub,” when it crashed at around 6:30 p.m. on April 30, injuring all the passengers.
All 15 were hospitalized, two of whom suffered critical injuries while three others had serious injuries, according to the City of Atlanta Fire Rescue Department.
“A ‘pedal pub’ with multiple passengers was trying to negotiate a turn but was apparently going too fast and turned over,” Atlanta Police Officer Steve Avery told NBC News in an email.
No other vehicles were involved in the accident, police said.
The pedal pub is partly electric and partly powered by passengers who pedal as they drink at the “bar” of the vehicle and tour around the city.
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