August 13, 2009

Mobility scooter driver convicted of 8mph drink driving

A man was convicted of drink-driving his mobility scooter under an 1872 law to cover anyone in charge of horses and cows.

Disabled Peter Bright, already banned from using a car after a boozing conviction, was stopped by police doing 8mph. He was 50% over the limit.

He could not be prosecuted under driving laws as he did not need a licence.

Norwich magistrates told Bright, 63, of Tasburgh, Norfolk, to pay £65 in fines and charges. He said later: “Someone grassed me up.”

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