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Fine & driving ban for rental e-scooter rider caught riding while over the legal alcohol limit

Updated: Oct 22, 2021


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A Bristol man has been disqualified from driving and ordered to pay a fine and costs after he was found to be over the legal alcohol limit while riding an e-scooter.

On Saturday 22 May Louis Mullen, of Catbrain Hill, was stopped by officers while riding a VOI rental e-scooter with a pillion passenger on Park Street, Bristol, after they witnessed him overtaking stationary traffic at a pedestrian crossing before going through a red light.

A roadside breath test and blood test found the 19-year-old to be over the legal alcohol limit.

He attended Bristol Magistrates' Court where he was banned from driving for 17 months.

PC Patrick Quinton said: “The rider placed himself and other road users at risk through his reckless actions.

“It’s important to know that e-scooters are motor vehicles and many of the same laws apply when using them as when you are behind the wheel of a car.

“This case serves as an important reminder that anyone breaking the law on an e-scooter can expect to face consequences.”

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