MesquiteTim wrote: ↑
Jun 06 2019 4:48pm
Sorry, but you should not threaten violence against someone when you are clearly breaking the law. Sell your ILLEGAL "vehicle" and buy a LEGAL electric bike. I'm 60 too and I don't get the anger and stubborn attitude of some people. I'll take a guess that you rarely admit when you are wrong.
Your repeated claim that you got away with it for two years somehow makes it Ok is silly. What if I ran the same stop sign in my quiet neighborhood every day for two years and finally the cops stopped me because a concerned neighbor called them?
And finally, change the title of this thread. Your case is not about illegal confiscation!
OK..... here is part 2 to the story on why I believe my Urb-E is legal in Michigan despite what the law reads. I took delivery on February 1st 2017. It was winter so I drove it mostly inside at my work place. After reading and learning about electric bikes from this excellent forum, I decided to modify the Urb-E for more speed and torque. 15 MPH gets boring real fast. Over the late summer and early fall of 2017 I bought a Powervelocity controller, bigger hub-motor, and a 48 volt Luna battery. After finishing the custom bolt on upgrades, I took it on it's first ride at night while intoxicated on September 17th 2017. Having horrible luck with the cops in the past, I got pulled over by the same police department mentioned 1/2 mile from my home and received a DUI on the Urb-E
I was put in jail. It was my 3rd in 15 years. While in jail a policeman brought me a paper to sign that I agreed to forfeit my Urb-E because it is the law for 3 DUI's in a lifetime in Michigan. To make a long story shorter, on January 22th or about then I was sentenced by the judge. I was given a light sentence as I was not driving an automobile I believe. The very next day after my plea deal, the local police department that arrested me called me on the phone and told me that I have a scooter in their possession and asked me when I want to pick it up? Remember that I signed a paper forfeiting the Urb-E back on September the 17th at the time of my arrest. I told the policeman on the phone that I would be there in 15 minutes. Once I got to the police station with my brother, I had to show my ID and he brought it out of the property room and gave it back to me. The police department had possession of the Urb-E for 4 whole months and gave it back to me. If the Urb-E was "illegal" in anyway, why would the same police department give it back to me
I have been driving it almost everyday since with NO problems from the very same police department except my 1st post of this thread
The judge called the Urb-E a "scooter" when she sentenced me just so you know. The laws in Michigan have changed on January 28th of 2018 to be lighter for ebikes, and scooters. That is why I always believed that my Urb-E was legal in Michigan, and my city
I also have been completely sober for 1 1/2 years now