July 24 2014 Latest news:
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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
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.