Pair arrested for OWI after driving electric scooters

Middleton Police Department photo

On September 7, 2017 at 11:21 PM, the Middleton Police Department received a report that two intoxicated subjects had both driven electric scooters to the PDQ store located at 5301 South Ridge Way and were preparing to leave. The caller was concerned about them driving under the influence. 

These individuals were subsequently identified as Shawn E. Miller, 39, of Ripon, and Sheila M. Worth, 43, of Middleton. Upon learning that the police had been contacted, Miller approached and threatened the caller. In response to being threatened, the caller discharged pepper spray at Miller in self-defense. 

After officers arrived on scene, they noted that both Miller and Worth were displaying signs of impairment by alcohol. Their two electric scooters were also found hidden nearby. 

Following field sobriety testing, Miller was arrested for 6th offense operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, a felony, as well as disorderly conduct, and was booked into the Dane County Jail. Worth was arrested for 2nd offense operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and was released to a responsible party. 

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