Scooters And One Wheels

Man banned from driving after crashing Voi e-scooter on night time out

A Bristol man who refused to provide a breath sample after crashing his Voi scooter on a night out has been banned from driving for over a year.

Harrington Foster was attempting the journey home from Redcliffe Hill to Whitchurch Lane in Hartcliffe on July 8 when he ‘hit a box’ and fell into the road.

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Police arrived on scene at around 10.30pm and attempted to breathalyse the 28-year-old after noticing he had glazed eyes, slurred speech and was muttering that there were ‘too many people in the way’ to drive the scooter.

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When he refused to give a sample he was arrested and taken to Patchway Police Station, where he reportedly told officers that he wasn’t going to put up with their ‘bullsh*t’ and that ‘it’s you that should be arrested, you criminals ‘.

He appeared at Bristol Magistrates’ Court this morning (Monday, July 25) where he pleaded guilty to failing to provide a breath specimen for analysis.

Foster’s defense solicitor told the court that the defendant was ‘very remorseful’ and had no previous convictions.

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He added: “A driving ban is going to have an adverse affect on him as he is a self-employed plant operator who frequently has to travel for work.

“His refusal to provide a breath sample was born out of ignorance of the law, as he didn’t think the scooter was classed as a vehicle.”

Magistrates banned Foster from driving for 17 months and ordered him to complete a 12-month community order with 80 hours of unpaid work.

He was also told to pay £85 in court costs and a £35 victim surcharge.

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