Scooter pensioner over limit

Blackpool Magistrates Court open day pre-pix.
Blackpool Magistrates Court open day pre-pix.
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A pensioner in a mobility scooter was more than twice over the alcohol limit when he was spotted driving erratically after a tip-off to police.

James Hall motored through a park in an area 
before shooting out on to a road without looking.

Hall, 75, of The Croft, Fleetwood, pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol.

He was banned from the road for 18 months and fined £215 with £85 costs plus £21 victims’ surcharge by District Judge Huw Edwards sitting at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.

Claire Harris, prosecuting, said door staff at a Fleetwood pub contacted police to say they believed a man in a mobility scooter was heavily under the influence of alcohol on June 28 at 6.14pm.

Police contacted CCTV operators who picked Hall up driving through the 
Memorial Gardens, Fleetwood. He was seen to come out of the park without looking, straight on to Highbury Avenue. When officers stopped Hall he was abusive and obstructive. A breath test showed 79 micrograms of alcohol in his body – 35 is the limit.