Drink driver on borrowed mobility scooter prosecuted

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A drink driver has been prosecuted after police caught him on a borrowed mobility scooter.

On his way to the pub, the man suffered a flat battery while en-route.

According to a report from Eastern Daily Press, Christopher Jarrett, of Bunting Drive, Diss, admitted driving a motor vehicle while over the legal alcohol limit.

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The drink driver was prosecuted and admitted guilt when appearing at Great Yarmouth Magistrates’ Court on January 22.

The news report explains how police were called to Nelson Road, in Gorleston, on November 14 to reports of a man in the road with a mobility scooter.

The 32-year-old was found with 69 microgrammes of alcohol in 100ml of breath. The legal limit is 35 microgrammes.

Jarrett told officers he didn’t think he was over the limit.

Representing himself during the proceedings, he said: “I was on the mobility scooter when it broke down and I was pushing it back home. I wasn’t aware it was illegal but I put my hands up because it is part of the law.”

The Eastern Daily Press report confirmed how Magistrates banned Jarrett from driving for 18 months and ordered him to pay a fine of £120, court costs of £40 and a £32 victim surcharge.

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