Man ‘had too many scoops for mobility scooter trip’
AN Uncle Albert lookalike appeared in court yesterday charged with driving an electric mobility scooter while more than FOUR TIMES the drink-drive limit.
Bearded James Spangenberg-ferrelli – who looks like the character from Only Fools and Horses – walked into court using a stick.
He was said to have been driving along a lane in Tiverton, Devon, while unfit through drink. The 64-year-old did not enter a plea.
His solicitor told Exeter magistrates: “The issue is that his mobolity scooter was on a public place but it was a footpath.
“The issue is also whether or not he was driving a mechanically propelled vehicle.”
He said certain mobility scooters are exempt as such and claimed that the defendant does not need a licence.
Mr SpangenbergFerrelli told the court: “I never drive it on the road. It’s too dangerous.”
He will return to court in the New Year.