Drink-drive moped man banned from roads

PUBLISHED: 11:03 07 May 2014 | UPDATED: 11:03 07 May 2014

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A drink-driver from Exmouth who fell off his moped has been banned from driving

A gardener from Exmouth has been banned from driving after he fell off his scooter as he drove home from a beer festival.

A court heard how Stuart Allen told police he had drunk two pints of beer at the festival and thought he was ‘okay to drive’.

But the 49 year old, of Oaktree Close, Exmouth, Devon, ‘fell off his bike and

the police got involved’, prosecutor Sonia Croft told Exeter magistrates.

Allen admitted being nearly twice over the legal drink drive limit one

afternoon in April when he came off his black moped on a main road in

Exmouth.

Exeter magistrates heard Allen was ‘reliant’ on his scooter to visit the

gardens he tends.

Allen, who has no previous convictions, was fined a total of £205 and banned

from the roads for 16 months.

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