Don't miss a story sign up to Exmouth Journal's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Drink-drive moped man banned from roads

11:03 07 May 2014

Archant

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.

Other News Stories

District council bosses have made a U-turn on a decision to not replace a seat at a Budleigh Salterton bus shelter.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:45
Branscombe primary school children were among other local school's who scooped a prize in the school's garden competition presented by Lady Cave and organised by Sidmouth Rotary. Ref shb 28-16SH 2067. Picture: Simon Horn.

Branscombe Primary School pupils are among the winners of a gardening competition.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:11
Dinosaurs in Manor Gardens. Ref exe 29-16TI 4617. Picture: Terry Ife

Exmouth’s dinosaur invasion is spreading fast, with the prehistoric creatures now popping up at the Manor Gardens and on the seafront.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:30
Cyclists from CDE raised £4,000 for FORCE

A group of cyclists from Clinton Devon Estates (CDE)have raised more than £4,000 for FORCE cancer charity, writes Daniel Wilkins.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:18
car driving fast into forest.

Exmouth’s chairman of the Chamber of Commerce has followed business leaders in calling for Devon County Council to go ahead with proposals to expand the A303 at Monkton, near Honiton.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:51

Conservatives have achieved a double success at by-elections held in Littleham on Thursday.

Read more
Yesterday, 06:30
St John's Court

An application to have an under-threat mental health facility declared a community asset has been rejected by the district council.

Read more
Thu, 15:12
Stegosaurus model on display in the Strand.

The first model dinosaurs from a new project to promote the Jurassic Coast are appearing in the centre of Exmouth.

Read more
Thu, 15:09

Exmouth Community Larder has thanked the town supermarkets who support the service.

Read more
Thu, 13:16

Investigations are underway to find out how a hole underneath a busy Exmouth road was formed.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 21°C

min temp: 17°C

Most Read News

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications