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Drink drive e-scooter rider whose passenger needed surgery after crash disqualified for 17 months


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An e-scooter rider has been disqualified from driving for 17 months and fined £300 for driving a motorised vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.


The man was arrested on 29 June after being involved in a nasty fall from the e-scooter he was riding, which left another person, a passenger of the same e-scooter at the time, needing surgery to an open fracture.

The incident happened on Great George Street, Merseyside. The e-scooter was being used as part of the Government's rental scheme which currently allows those with a valid driver's licence to rent an e-scooter in certain areas.


However, they are considered motorised vehicles, therefore it is illegal to ride one while under the influence of alcohol.

It is also illegal to carry a passenger on one.


The offender was convicted at court on 19 July and ordered to pay the sum of £300, as well as have his driving licence suspended for 17 months.



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