Stag party banned from driving for drunk e-scooter slalom on road
A SLOSHED bachelor party caught riding an e-scooter in and out of buses has been banned from driving.
Paige Burnley, 26, was stopped as she continued to meander the two-wheeler at 10:40 p.m.
The police officer performed a breath test on the indistinct, red-eyed Burnley, which gave a level of 75mg per 100ml, more than double the legal limit, judges were told.
Burnley boarded Zwings e-scooter at Cheltenham, Gloucs – one of 30 cities in a government pilot to see if they are a safe form of green transportation.
She rented the scooter after a taxi booked for the chickens didn’t come.
Chris Hogg, who is defending herself, said she wasn’t aware that driving after drinking was illegal.
He said, “She accepts that ignorance of the law is no defense.”
Burnley, of North Hykeham, Lincs, admitted driving a motorized vehicle while over the limit.
District Judge Nicholas Wattam accepted that she “had the wrong impression that she could ride a scooter after drinking.”
He added: “An e-scooter is a motorized vehicle.
“It was a dangerous activity for which there must be a penalty.”
Burnley was banned from driving for 18 months and fined £500, with a cost of £85 and a £50 surcharge from Cheltenham JPs.
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