(June 7, 2019) Brandon Ropiski, 28, of Bel Air, was arrested for DUI on a bicycle last Friday, after being charged with theft under $100 two days earlier for allegedly leaving a skateboard behind in lieu of cash to settle up a bar tab.
Police reported encountering Ropiski on May 31 at about 4:30 p.m. sitting on a bicycle in the 100 block of 49th Street.
After a brief conversation, police determined Ropiski was intoxicated and advised against operating the bicycle while under the influence.
Less than 10 minutes later, Ropiski was spotted peddling the bicycle on the wrong side of 49th Street, police said.
According to the police report, Ropiski told police he had consumed two beers. He also failed field sobriety tests and subsequently refused a breath test.
Police had also arrested Ropiski on May 29 for theft under $100 after he allegedly left a Boardwalk drinking establishment without leaving cash for his bar tab.
Police were contacted by bar employees about 3:23 p.m. who pointed out Ropisk and said he ordered and quickly consumed four drinks before heading outside.
Police said the bartender claimed Ropiski left behind a skateboard, apparently as payment of the $15 tab.