Man ‘had too many scoops for mo­bil­ity scooter trip’

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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.

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