Norfolk man fined for being drunk while driving mobility scooter

PUBLISHED: 09:55 02 August 2019 | UPDATED: 12:57 03 August 2019

Norwich Magistrates Court. PICTURE: Jamie Honeywood

Norwich Magistrates Court. PICTURE: Jamie Honeywood

Jamie Honeywood Archant Norwich Norfolk

A man has been fined after he was convicted of being drunk while driving a mobility scooter in Norfolk.

Sean Coburn, 68, had originally been charged with driving a mechanically propelled vehicle, namely a mobility scooter, on Cromwell Road, Cromer, whilst unfit through drink on January 18 this year.

He was also originally charged with another offence of being drunk in charge of a pedal cycle/carriage/animal on the same date.

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The case came before Norwich Magistrates Court on Thursday (August 1) when Coburn, of Roughton Road, Cromer, faced just one count of being drunk whilst in charge of a carriage on a highway, namely a mobility scooter.

Coburn did not attend court on Thursday but the case was dealt with and proved in his absence.

The defendant was not represented in court.

He was fined £220, ordered to pay £200 costs and a £30 victim surcharge.

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