Ward said he took the pedals off for convenience. And he and his attorney said the law favors them.
The manufacturer of what is called an electric boom scooter said on a product description that no license is needed.
“The fact that it doesn't have a combustion engine, that's what we are resting our case on,” said Ward’s attorney, Tom Westbury.
Ward, who will contest the ticket later this month in a hearing, said the legal issue is important.
“I'm fighting it for principles, and I want to stand up for every e-bike owner out there,” he said. “Because if I'm found guilty, this is going to set a new precendent all over the state.”
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