Two men disqualified from driving after e-scooters seen being ridden erratically
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Two men have been disqualified from driving for 16 months after being seen driving erratically on e-scooters in Liverpool.
At around 11.45pm on Monday 19th April two males were reported to be riding VOI electric scooters along Smithdown Road, weaving from side-to-side, zig zagging across the road and riding on the wrong side of the road into the opposing carriageway.
Both men were stopped by officers at the side of the road and both provided positive breath samples.
A 21 year-old man from the Roby area and a 22 year-old man from the Allerton area appeared in court this week and both were both disqualified from driving for 16 months and ordered to pay £120 costs.
Matrix roads policing Sergeant Tim Pottle said: “The VOI electric scooters, which are currently being trialled in the Liverpool region, although legal to ride on roads, are still subject to the laws regarding motor vehicles and require a driving licence.
“Where officers believe an offence has been committed or the standard of driving or riding is of danger to road users then action will be taken.
“In this case both males were stopped by officers and gave positive breath tests. Both have since been banned from driving for 16 months and ordered to pay costs.”