Saturday, 22 April 2017

Mobility Scooter Joyrider Crashes Into Barber Shop

Grounded: Macky After Scooter Crash
A boozy middle-aged joyrider took a mobility scooter for a spin and crashed it into a barber's front window.

Heavy-drinker James Macky, 52, received a suspended prison sentence and has been banned from driving any vehicle for twelve months.

Macky, of Camden Avenue, Feltham pleaded guilty to taking and driving away the scooter in nearby Hampton Road West on February 17.

Uxbridge Magistrates Court heard he did not have the consent of the disabled owner and the offence was aggravated by causing alarm and distress to staff and customers within the salon.

Macky also pleaded guilty to threatening behaviour at the same time and place.

CCTV shows him collapsing to the ground after crashing the scooter into the shop front.

He was sentenced to eight weeks imprisonment, suspended for eighteen months and will remain under the supervision of the probation service for the entire period.

Macky must also comply with an alcohol abstinence requirement for forty days, which will be monitored electronically.

He was also fined £100 and ordered to pay a total of £550 compensation, with £85 costs and a £115 victim surcharge.

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