Robbie Newton, 28, of Hill Top, pleaded guilty to the crime when he appeared before Workington Magistrates Court. Records show he committed the crime on December 10th while driving an e-scooter on Duke Street, Whitehaven.
At that time he had 84 mcg of alcohol in 100 ml of breath. The legal maximum limit for driving – also on e-scooters – is 35 mcg.
The judges fined the defendant £ 250, with a cost of £ 85 plus a sacrificial allowance.
They also imposed a 20-month ban. Newton was offered the alcoholic rehab course which, if completed within a set time limit, cuts the length of the ban by 20 weeks.