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Drunk scooter driver hit the Colorado police officer before the crash-in the car, officials say

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A man is facing a driving under the influence charges after hitting a police officer while driving a snowmobile and crashing into a parked car in downtown Denver on Saturday, according to officials.

The Denver Police Department said on Twitter the incident happened at around 5:30 p.m. at the junction of the 21st-the Market and the Streets near Coors Field.

The scooter operator was hit by a police officer who was directing traffic at the intersection before crashing into a parked car.

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Kurt Barnes, a Denver police spokesman, told FOX31 that, while some people see scooters as a quick mode of transportation, while on the outside of the bar-hopping, he said, the people can still get a DUI while operating on the under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

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“Scooters are becoming more and more prevalent, we see more and more Evil,” Barnes told KMGH-TV.

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The officials said that the scooter operator, who was not identified, was injured and taken to a local hospital with minor injuries.

“A motor scooter operator was charged with an alcohol-related charges,” police said.

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Barnes told FOX31 that the officer was not injured during the incident.

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