Ohio court buys electric scooter for worker travel

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DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- A southwestern Ohio county court has bought an electric scooter and several bicycles to help probation and court officers travel more quickly between a county office and the courthouse several blocks away.

The Dayton Daily News (http://bit.ly/w6NaTs ) reports court officials in Montgomery County got a Segway scooter last week. Administrators hope the $6,000 purchase will help save time as probation officers travel to court appearances and interviews at the nearby jail. The scooter reaches about 12 mph and can be ridden into the court building instead of parked outside, saving some time.

Courts Administrator Jim Drubert says it's a justifiable expense because it provides cheaper, cleaner travel and is more cost-effective than a car.

Law enforcement officers in other cities use the scooters on patrols.

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Information from: Dayton Daily News, http://www.daytondailynews.com