The latest report of an ebike rider who didn't realize that he was technically in charge of a vehicle - and could not be riding it while mentally impaired - comes from Sarnia, Canada.

A banned driver caught with marijuana after whizzing by on an electric bike was sentenced to 90 days in jail Wednesday.

Donald Traxler, 29, of Sarnia, had previously pleaded guilty to driving while disqualified, marijuana possession and court-order violations on July 9, 2010. He was sentenced in Sarnia court Wednesday.

Traxler was driving an electric bicycle on a sidewalk, without a helmet and at speeds of 15 to 20 kilometres per hour, when stopped by a Sarnia police officer.

A search produced 15 grams of marijuana.

Traxler was banned from driving due to three prior convictions for driving while disqualified. He was also under a court-ordered drug ban.

After serving the jail time on weekends he will be placed on probation for a year.

A further one-year driving ban was also imposed.

Read the source articel at: Prohibited driver nabbed on electric bike