Two disabled men have ben fined for being drunk at the wheel of their mobility scooters after they were stopped just two hours apart in the same town.
Lyndon Prewett, 49, ripped two drainpipes of the wall with his blue scooter after first bashing into dustbins. A court was told he was driving so erratically he almost tipped over and was found “drunk and swearing” after losing control.
Shane Darch, 38, was stopped two miles away nearly hitting a car at 10pm the same night. He also had a knife.
The men, both of Hucknall, Notts, were each fined £35 by Nottingham magistrates after pleading guilty to being “drunk in charge of a carriage in a public place”.
They were ordered to pay court charge of £150 and £180 respectively, plus victim surcharges. Darch was also given a six-week-suspended sentence for carrying the knife