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18April2014

OAP arrested for drink-driving on mobility scooter

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A team of police have arrested a man after he was found to be drunk at the controls of his mobility scooter.

The suspect was surrounded by three officers who immediately called for reinforcements. 

The suspect was charged with driving under the effects of alcohol.

A witness to the incident said, ‘I saw the man driving along at around walking speed, probably around 3mph.

‘The police stopped him and told him to step off the vehicle.  The police then took him down to the station.’

Mobility scooters are defined in law as motor vehicles.

A police spokesperson said: ‘A 52 year old man was arrested in connection with an alleged road traffic offence.  He appeared in court on April 4’

It is understood the man will face a trial at a later date.

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