In early September, a video was posted to YouTube showing a woman pushing her boyfriend off a scooter in Huntington Beach. The video received millions of views after it was uploaded. As a result, the woman in the video was charged with driving under the influence of methamphetamines.
Not a One-Time Incident for Huntington Beach Couple
The video shows a man on an electric scooter behind a pickup truck in an alley. The man asked the woman to relax, but the woman got out of the car, yelled at the man, and knocked him off of the scooter onto the concrete. The woman then got into the car and backed over the scooter.
The neighbor that recorded the video said that instances such as this are extremely common with the couple. She did not expect that the video would lead to the arrest but hopes it may bring peace to the neighborhood.
The driver was stopped by Huntington Beach Police shortly after the video was taken. She is facing four years in jail for driving under the influence of drugs with a prior conviction, use of a controlled substance, domestic violence battery, vandalism, and the enhancement of a 2013 conviction for driving under the influence of drugs. It was determined that the woman was high on methamphetamines when the incident occurred.
The boyfriend in the video claims that he was attempting to stop the woman from driving under the influence when he got behind the truck. He is not claiming to be injured in the incident and does not want the woman to face prosecution for her damages to him or his scooter.