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Hen do reveller banned from driving for drunken e-scooter slalom down street


A SLOSHED hen night reveller caught riding an e-scooter in and out of buses has been banned from driving.

Paige Burnley, 26, was stopped while weaving around on the two-wheeler at 10.40pm.

A sloshed hen night reveller caught riding an e-scooter in and out of buses has been banned from driving

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A sloshed hen night reveller caught riding an e-scooter in and out of buses has been banned from driving

The cop breathalysed slurring, red-eyed Burnley who gave a reading of 75mg per 100ml, more than twice the legal limit, magistrates were told.

Burnley hopped on the Zwings e-scooter in Cheltenham, Gloucs — one of 30 towns in a government pilot to see if they are a safe form of green transport.

She hired the scooter after a taxi booked for the hens did not arrive.

Chris Hogg, defending, said she did not realise riding one after drinking was illegal.

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He said: “She accepts ignorance of the law is no defence.”

Burnley, of North Hykeham, Lincs, admitted driving a motorised vehicle while over the limit.

District Judge Nicholas Wattam accepted she was “under a false impression” she could ride the scooter after boozing.

He added: “An e-scooter is a motorised vehicle.

“This was a dangerous activity for which there has to be a penalty.”

Burnley was banned from driving for 18 months and fined £500, with £85 costs and a £50 surcharge by Cheltenham JPs.





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