Drink-driving e-scooter rider, 22, who was spotted weaving dangerously through traffic before narrowly missing a police car is banned from the road for 20 months
- Mohamed Shardi, 22, was stopped by a routine patrol in Brixton, south London
- Officers noticed the e-scooter being driven dangerously through lanes of traffic
- He was arrested, breathalysed and found to be two times the drink-drive limit
- Shardi, of Streatham, London, pleaded guilty to one count of drink-driving
A drink-driving e-scooter rider who was stopped by officers after he narrowly missed hitting their police car been banned from the roads for 20 months.
Mohamed Shardi, 22, was stopped by a routine police patrol in Brixton, south London, after he was spotted riding dangerously through traffic.
The officers noticed the e-scooter being driven dangerously and weaving in and out of two lanes of traffic on August 8.
At one stage, he narrowly missed striking their police car with the scooter. When stopped, Shardi was said to be argumentative and unsteady on his feet.
He admitted drinking two bottles of beer, however he refused to be breathalysed.
Mohamed Shardi, 22, was stopped by a routine patrol in Brixton, south London, after he was spotted riding an e-scooter (pictured: Library image) dangerously through traffic
Shardi, from Streatham, south London was subsequently arrested and taken to a police station.
He was breathalysed and found to be two times the drink driving limit. He later defaced the cell with excrement.
Shardi appeared at Croydon Magistrates’ Court on Monday and pleaded guilty to drink driving, driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence, driving with no insurance and criminal damage to a police cell
At court, Shardi was disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving license for 20 months and handed fines totalling nearly £410.
Part of the fine includes payment for the damage to the police cell.
Police Sergeant Darren Watson of the Met Police who arrested Shardi, said: ‘I am pleased with these results.
Shardi appeared at Croydon Magistrates’ Court (pictured) on Monday and pleaded guilty to drink driving, driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence, driving with no insurance and criminal damage to a police cell
‘Shardi knew he had been drinking and yet he still got on his scooter and in doing so showed little disregard for the law, his safety and that of other road users.
‘E-scooters are currently illegal to drive anywhere apart from on private land. Please think about this before you use them on the roads.’
Under current legislation, the riding of private e-scooters on the road or in a public place remains illegal.